[Tkinter-discuss] Tkinter DnD - Drag and Drop

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Jul 13 23:07:13 CEST 2006


Hello all,

There is a Tcl/Tk package called tkDnD with a Python wrapper called 
TkinterDnD, which allow drag and drop operations with a Tkinter GUI.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkdnd
http://www.8ung.at/klappnase/TkinterDnD/TkinterDnD.html

This should allow you to create callbacks for files dropped onto Tkinter 
windows, something I am keen to do.

It looks like the TkinterDnD package is designed to be used with the 
older version 1 of tkDnD. It also looks like this doesn't work with 
Python 2.4.

I can get the tkDnD package (v1) installed into the Tcl package that 
comes with Python (for Windows XP SP2). The TkinterDnD demo runs, and 
icons appear when you drag files over the windows. However the callbacks 
don't happen.

Does anyone have any success in getting any combination of these 
packages working with Python 2.4 and windows ?

All the best,

Fuzzyman
http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml


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