Can Upload control handle dragging from Outlook?

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  1. Don
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    Posted 03 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    I am trying to use the upload widget to add Outlook emails.  When dragging an email from Outlook nothing happens.  It does not error and does not upload the email.

    I am only able to save the message then drag the saved file. Is there a way to upload directly by dragging from Outlook?
  2. Dimo
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    Posted 04 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Don,

    Browsers expect only dropped files from the file system, which have a valid path that the browser can apply as a value of the file <input>. Attached files in Outlook do not meet this requirement, unfortunately.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17184369/upload-fails-when-user-drags-and-drops-attachement-from-email-client/17197224#17197224

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  3. Telerik
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    Posted 05 Dec 2017 in reply to Dimo Link to this post

    Hi,

    I also need to find out how to do this.  It's an old topic but it still seems to be an issue.

    I've read the articles that state Outlook provides CFSTR_FILECONTENTS & CFSTR_FILEDESCRIPTOR instead of the expected CF_HDROP, however if an email is dropped onto the Google search input field, they manage to pick up at least some info, therefore there must be something passed over.

    Is there no way to get this info at least?

     

  4. Veselin Tsvetanov
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    Posted 07 Dec 2017 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I am afraid, that the Upload does not offer the required support. What I could suggest you is to log your idea in our Feedback portal and provide a detailed explanation of the feature, that you think would be useful for the widget. Based on the support it receives from the community, we will decide on whether to proceed with its implementation or not.

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  5. Telerik
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    Posted 07 Dec 2017 in reply to Veselin Tsvetanov Link to this post

    Hi,

    OK, since you lads are well versed in JavaScript are there any pointers to where I may be able to look into this?

    Thanks.

  6. Dimo
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    Posted 08 Dec 2017 Link to this post

    Hello,

    You may want to start from the following discussions on the topic:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/f55628e6-36ab-444e-bfc0-57df0e323737/drag-and-drop-from-outlook-to-a-browser-based-application?forum=outlook

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35295522/drag-and-drop-outlook-message-into-browser

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  7. Brian
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    Posted 16 Jan 2018 Link to this post

    In case this helps anyone else. There are a couple of Add-ins for MS outlook that allow this to work. This is not an ideal solution because it isnt a solution that you can embed in your web application.

    It has helped us answer the question when it comes up from our users. There are two that I am aware of. I am not endorsing either and have no connection to either. I have tried the second one and it worked for me.

    https://www.outlook-drag-drop-to-browser.com/
    and
    https://www.wilutions.info/ddaddin.html

    Thanks

    Brian

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