xfdesktop menu drag and drop?

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Mon Jul 5 07:52:56 CEST 2004

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Eduard Roccatello wrote:
>>On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 03:21:05 -0400 (EDT)
>>"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>>>yup, it's there, but it really doesn't do anything yet.  i think if
>>>you drag it onto a text editor, if the editor supports it, you'll get
>>>the text of the item, but that's about it for now.  after i figure out
>>>how tod o it properly, you'll be able to drop onto the panel to add a 
>>>launcher.  maybe in a couple weeks.
>>i think we should discuss this together.
>>panel dnd implementation is really useful for appfinder (it is why
>>appfinder has been developed). Actual dnd implementation is just to pass
>>the path of the .desktop file and it works with menu editor (appfinder
>>can dnd things to menueditor).
>>What about it Brian?
> i've already talked to jasper about this, and the problem is that 
> there's no easy way to create a launcher programmatically (i.e., from 
> within the panel.
> for xfdesktop, at the point that we're doing a drag, we don't know what 
> the .desktop file is.  actually, there may not even _be_ a .desktop 
> file, since it may be a manually created entry in menu.xml.  so, i'm 
> basically sending the "contents" of the .desktop file (generated myself) 
> as the drag data.  obviously, if the panel can be made to support this, 
> adding support for receiving a text/uri (of the .desktop file) is 
> trivial.
> anything i'm missing?

For now, I think it would be nice to support DND of x-desktop-file 
target to the launcher dialog. It's not perfect, but it's better than 


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