Load a Dropped File Sample

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This sample will open and display the contents of a file dropped on the sample. Methods demonstrated in this sample include:

In this sample, event handlers monitor the PreviewDragOver and PreviewDrop events on a TextBox. When an object is dragged over the TextBox, a PreviewDragOver event handler checks to see if the object is a single file, and adjusts the DragDropEffects to indicate that a single file can be dropped, and anything else cannot. When a single file is dropped on the TextBox, a PreviewDrop event handler displays the file contents in the TextBox.

This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

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