Get drag & drop data from the buffer.




After identifying the MIME type of a dropped object with getSelectedMimeType(), you can call the getBuffer() method to get text data from the drag & drop buffer.

Drag & drop data is only available at ON DROP time, therefore, the getBuffer() method must be called in ON DROP only.

When using URI MIME types (for file paths for example), the string returned from the getBuffer() method can contain URL-encoded characters such as %5E, which represents the ^ caret. Therefore, you must URL-decode strings returned from getBuffer() with util.Strings.urlDecode(). When setting the drag & drop buffer content, if required by the front-end platform, the string can be URL-encoded using util.Strings.urlEncode() for setBuffer(). However, URL-encoding file paths for setBuffer() is usually not required.