DragAcceptFiles function

Registers whether a window accepts dropped files.


void DragAcceptFiles(
  HWND hWnd,
  BOOL fAccept



Type: HWND

The identifier of the window that is registering whether it will accept dropped files.


Type: BOOL

A value that indicates if the window identified by the hWnd parameter accepts dropped files. This value is TRUE to accept dropped files or FALSE to discontinue accepting dropped files.

Return Value

No return value.


An application that calls DragAcceptFiles with the fAccept parameter set to TRUE has identified itself as able to process the WM_DROPFILES message from File Manager.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shellapi.h
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll (version 4.0 or later)