Drag-and-drop - treat shortcut/link to folder as folder itself

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Edgar5
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Drag-and-drop - treat shortcut/link to folder as folder itself

Post by Edgar5 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:14 am

I've seen a couple of other posts which allude to this problem:
In Windows Explorer if I drag a file icon onto a shortcut-to-a-folder icon said file is copied/moved into the actual folder linked to by the shortcut. In Explorer++ if I perform the same drag operation the file fails to be moved/copied.

I spent the entire day yesterday pouring through the drag-and-drop code trying to figure out how to make a shortcut-to-a-folder a drop target so that it could receive icon drops - with absolutely no success. It seems impossible to single step through this code with the debugger.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or special familiarity with this part of the CodeBase?
-Edgar5

Edgar5
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Re: Drag-and-drop - treat shortcut/link to folder as folder itself

Post by Edgar5 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:25 am

After spending another day with this I finally got it working for links/shortcuts to folders.
-Edgar5

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