[Tkinter-discuss] Tkinter DnD - Drag and Drop

Michael Foord mike at pcblokes.com
Mon Jul 17 15:19:04 CEST 2006


Michael Lange wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 22:25:40 +0100
> Michael Foord <mike at pcblokes.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> 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,
>>     
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> I made the same observations. Maybe the problem is that the tkdnd binary is built against an
> older version of Tcl/Tk. I currently don't have a windows box running, so I planned to wait
> until the unix part of tkdnd2 is fully implemented before I start updating the TkinterDnD module.
> The author of tkdnd wrote at
>  http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_thread/thread/37c43ef2aeb2de18/d2d03a79b955f3d4?lnk=st&q=tkdnd&rnum=8
> that tkdnd2 has a compatibility layer for tkdnd1-code,
> so maybe you could try to use tkdnd2 and see how far you get (I have not tried this so far).
>   
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately it didn't work (for me) when I tried it with tkdnd2.

I will have to wait for the update to TkinterDnD. :-)

Fuzzyman
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