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Android: Added basic drop file support (thanks, "noxalus"!).
This lets SDL-based apps respond to "Open With" commands properly, as they
can now obtain the requested path via a standard SDL dropfile event.

This is only checked on startup, so apps don't get drop events at any other
time, even if Android supports that, but this is still a definite

Fixes Bugzilla #2762.
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icculus committed May 27, 2015
1 parent ae6555d commit 72a244da419cf6286d96419e632602b546d2e6b0
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  1. +12 −0 android-project/src/org/libsdl/app/
  2. +10 −0 src/core/android/SDL_android.c
@@ -173,6 +173,17 @@ public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog,int id) {


// Get filename from "Open with" of another application
Intent intent = getIntent();

if (intent != null && intent.getData() != null) {
String filename = intent.getData().getPath();
if (filename != null) {
Log.v("SDL", "Get filename:" + filename);

// Events
@@ -397,6 +408,7 @@ boolean sendCommand(int command, Object data) {
public static native void nativeQuit();
public static native void nativePause();
public static native void nativeResume();
public static native void onNativeDropFile(String filename);
public static native void onNativeResize(int x, int y, int format, float rate);
public static native int onNativePadDown(int device_id, int keycode);
public static native int onNativePadUp(int device_id, int keycode);
@@ -141,6 +141,16 @@ JNIEXPORT void JNICALL SDL_Android_Init(JNIEnv* mEnv, jclass cls)
__android_log_print(ANDROID_LOG_INFO, "SDL", "SDL_Android_Init() finished!");

/* Drop file */
void Java_org_libsdl_app_SDLActivity_onNativeDropFile(
JNIEnv* env, jclass jcls,
jstring filename)
const char *path = (*env)->GetStringUTFChars(env, filename, NULL);
(*env)->ReleaseStringUTFChars(env, filename, path);

/* Resize */
JNIEXPORT void JNICALL Java_org_libsdl_app_SDLActivity_onNativeResize(
JNIEnv* env, jclass jcls,

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