[vbox-dev] question regarding current status of drag and drop

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Tue Jun 19 02:12:33 PDT 2012


On Tuesday 19 June 2012 10:55:01 Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Berin Babcock-McConnell
> <spectre683 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am interested in working on adding file drag and drop functionality to
> > VirtualBox.  I've read through the old messages pertaining to this topic
> > on the vbox-dev mailing list and I've looked through the current
> > development code.  I see that there is some "initial DnD support" in the
> > code but there are some critical files missing and it doesn't seem to be
> > possible to enable DnD functionality at this point.  So I'm wondering if
> > the missing files just don't exist or are they destined for a closed
> > source guest addition?  Also given that this is "initial" support, what
> > remains to be done?
> Hello Berin,
> There is NO drag-n-drop code in VirtualBox at all, not open and not closed.
> The coding must be done from scratch.

I have to correct this statement: Actually there _is_ code for Drag & Drop
in development but not yet ready for production. But I can't add more
comments right now.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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