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Adobe AIR Programming Unleashed by Michael Givens, Stacy Tyler Young, Dimitrios Gianninas

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Chapter 8. Understanding the Drag-and-Drop API

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One of the more exciting features of Adobe® AIR™ is the drag-and-drop application programming interface (API). Although Adobe® Flex™ supports drag-and-drop, that support is limited to the context of your application; that is, objects can be moved within the container of the application and not beyond. With the expanded API in Adobe AIR, you can now drag data between your Adobe AIR application and the user’s native operating system—for instance, dragging images, text, or even file references between your Adobe AIR application and other native programs such as Microsoft Word or simply moving data to and from the user’s file system. ...

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