Is it possible to drop files on Modern Apps?


  • I registered a "drop" listener on my apps document but I seem to be unable to drop files on the app when running on a second monitor.
    Friday, December 14, 2012 11:58 AM

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  • It doesn't seem to be so far as I can tell. I just tried dragging a file from the legacy Windows desktop interface over to the Modern UI mail app's compose screen and it didn't work.

    I believe the "drop" event is going to only be for elements inside your app that you are dragging and dropping.

    Friday, December 14, 2012 10:05 PM
  • Hi Phil,

    So far I believe the "Sharing Contract", "Clipboard" and "local files" are the ways for Windows Store apps to exchange between each other.

    #Sharing and exchanging data (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML) (Windows)

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Monday, December 17, 2012 7:24 AM
  • Yes, seems like dropping onto wwahost.exe windows is not support for reasons only known to MSFT. Steven could you please reach out to the product team and ask why this is prevented?
    Monday, December 17, 2012 1:10 PM