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ABL Reference
Handle Attributes and Methods Reference : GET-DROPPED-FILE( ) method


(Windows only; Graphical interfaces only)
Returns the name of the dropped file indicated by the index parameter.
Return type: CHARACTER
Applies to: BROWSE widget, BUTTON widget, COMBO-BOX widget, DIALOG-BOX widget, EDITOR widget, FILL-IN widget, FRAME widget, RADIO-SET widget, SELECTION-LIST widget, SLIDER widget, TOGGLE-BOX widget, WINDOW widget


An integer expression that specifies the ordinal number of a dropped file. If index is less than 1 or greater than the number of dropped files (as indicated by NUM-DROPPED-FILES), GET-DROPPED-FILE( ) returns the Unknown value (?). If there is no current drag-and-drop operation, GET-DROPPED-FILE( ) returns the Unknown value (?).
The returned filename can contain Unicode characters. See OpenEdge Development: Internationalizing Applications for more information about Unicode.