[webkit-dev] How to get window/view reference with NSAPI on Mac OS X 10.6 [Snow Leopard]?

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Jul 17 13:19:47 PDT 2009

Ideally you should be able to just register JavaScript ondrop
listeners.  Depends on what you need to listen for.


On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Mike Pinkerton<pinkerton at chromium.org> wrote:
> Note that Firefox is moving towards a similar "out of process" model
> for plugins and rendering
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Doug Hill<doughill at grouplogic.com> wrote:
>> Avi,
>>    Thanks for the quick reply and, good point.   I’m trying to register
>> drag/drop handlers so my plugin can receive drops from another process, e.g.
>> the Finder.  Under Carbon, I get the windowRef and attach DragManager
>> handlers and hey presto it works since Drag Manager tracking, etc. is global
>> to the application.   I’ve got it working with a WebKit plugin by calling
>> registerForDraggedTypes() on the NSView I create and return to WebKit in
>> response to plugInViewWithArguments.  I was assuming that I could do
>> something similar inside a Netscape plugin once I managed to acquire a
>> suitable NSView*.    And thus began my quest and reading of WebKit and Moz
>> source....
>> I should mention that I am only targeting FF and WebKit at the moment and
>> with my business requirements that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
>> -doug
>> On 7/17/09 3:44 PM, "Avi Drissman" <avi at google.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Doug Hill <doughill at grouplogic.com> wrote:
>> In a Netscape plugin, if NPDrawingModelQuickDraw and NPEventModelCarbon are
>> not available   :-)   how does one get a reference to the window or NSView
>> that a plugin is contained in?
>> It is a bad assumption to make that you are in a window or NSView in the
>> first place.
>> Using Chromium as an example (a browser I work on), plugins are hosted in a
>> separate process. The window in which the user sees their drawing is in an
>> entirely different process and wouldn't be accessible to the plugin anyway.
>> What are you trying to do?
>> Avi
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