Re: macOS Drag and Drop onto App Icon

Marco S Hyman

My problem is finding a correct (App Store approval) method to enable drag and drop to the App Icon.
I thought this was answered earlier. Implement this in your app delegate

// MARK: Open File (UTI support)

/// process files give to us via "Open With..."
/// - parameter sender: unused
/// - parameter fileName: path of file to process
/// - returns: true if the file was opened
/// If multiple files are specified the function appears to be called once per file.

func application(_ sender: NSApplication,
openFile filename: String) -> Bool {
let url = URL(fileURLWithPath: filename)
/// do something with URL Return true if OK

return false

I think that is all that is necessary.

And with that, a caveat. My “do something” code happens to eventually contain this:

updateGroup.enter() .userInitiated).async {
// some code
DispatchQueue.main.async {
// more code

When I drag a file onto the app icon my app dies with

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Couldn't posix_spawn: error 1'
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

I don’t think it did that before I added the DispatchQueue. I just discovered this. Something else to debug.


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