[vbox-dev] Multiple-thread apartment (MTA) conflicts with OLE drag/drop?

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Fri May 15 10:32:47 PDT 2009


Seems this is a known issue on windows host, any ideas to fix it?
 
Currently, VirtualBox.exe requires MTA to operate correctly, but OLE Drag/Drop requires Single-thread apartment (STA) threading model.
 
I tried a few things for a few days, but not working. With STA, virtualbox.exe accepts ole drops, but it will crashes at some point. With MTA, drag/drop does not work.
 
This is a major obstacle to implement dnd.
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