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c++ console, possible to drag two files onto the exe, and store their names?

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Hi, I want to make a console c++ app, and I was wondering if it was possible to drag two files onto the executable, so then the app can store their filenames? Does anyone know how this works, or where I can read information about it? I'm not really sure what to enter into a search engine for this. Thanks

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In Windows if you drag files onto the executable the filenames will be passed to the main() function through the argv parameter.

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Yup. Like this:


#include <string>
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
std::string params[argc];
for (int i = 1; i < argc; ++i)
params = argv;
for (int i = 0; i < argc; ++i)
std::cout << params << "\n";
std::cin.get();
return 0;
}



That code will store the full path of each file sent to the program in "params" and read them off to you. The first line is blank for me, but I think that sometimes it's the program name itself, like if you typed into the command prompt:

>readparams foo.txt bar.txt foobar.txt

you would get:

readparams
foo.txt
bar.txt
foobar.txt

There you go.

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