drag/drop into dolphin window - help?

Ahmad Samir a.samirh78 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 07:46:58 GMT 2021

On 11/11/21 04:17, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if someone might be able to help figure out what I'm doing wrong
> with regard to dragging and dropping an image into a dolphin window, trying
> to get it saved as a new file. I've been using this code in Tellico, and
> I'm pretty sure it used to work a while ago, but I'm not sure when it
> stopped.
> I made a short test case in https://invent.kde.org/rstephenson/dragdroptest
> where I essentially show a widget that creates a QDrag object with image
> data. I drag/drop that into a Dolphin window, and I get a dialog box
> asking for a file name and to choose the data format. No matter what format
> I choose, the file is never created.
>>From debugging, it looks like the QMimeData inside the KIO::DropJob has
> zero bytes for any data requested which is why the file is never created.
> But now I'm at a dead-end - can anyone give me a pointer or suggestion as
> to why that might be the case?
> Relevant Tellico code is at
> https://invent.kde.org/office/tellico/-/blob/master/src/gui/imagewidget.cpp#L448
> but I did reduce it to a short test case, available in
> https://invent.kde.org/rstephenson/dragdroptest
> Thanks!
> Robby


If this is on wayland, then it sounds like https://invent.kde.org/frameworks/kio/-/merge_requests/619 ?

Ahmad Samir

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