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register drag ended event with frontpanel (and more?)

Dear friends of the colored cables,


I had a problem that sounded easy (as it is in most programming languages) but was not solvable in Labview. My problem was, I wanted to delete from a listbox by drag-dropping outside of the box. While BrokenArrow came up with a nice workaround it is not helping for other quality of life problems.

Imagine, you have a data evaluation tool that is ought to open a set of data. Drag-dropping the file from the explorer onto the frontpanel seems like a comfortable solution for the user; but right now it is only possible to drop to a path field.


While I think it is a good idea to remove not so frequently used operations from regulary used structures like the event structure, there should be a way to catch these events, anyhow.


Let me hear what you think and do not forget to Kudo if you like the idea.



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Somewhere in the forum, Darin K. mentioned how he went around the exact issue with files that you are describing by putting a large, transparent, Path Control covering the whole panel.