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ExtGWT Rich Internet Application Cookbook by Odili Charles Opute

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DnD from desktop, with HTML5

Dragging and dropping files from your desktop to a browser is one of the ultimate goals for web application integration. HTML5 truly rocks. Though still in the works, it aims to provide standardized APIs for the many propriety hacks we have come to accept in building tomorrow's engaging apps. GWT's implementation of the HTML5 file and DnD API makes it a tad easier to build into your app the ability to drag a file from your computer desktop into the browser and have a specific behavior as a result. Sharing bragging rights with pioneers such as Gmail, we can now drag files into a browser and have them uploaded; however, we will attempt to demonstrate dragging media files (audio, video, and images) into the browser and ...

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