Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) drag and drop files

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) drag and drop files



 Mar 07 2022
7 Comments (7 New)

In some situations, it is handy to drag and drop files from a local endpoint to for example AVD remote app. For example when using Outlook on the local endpoint and wanting to archive attachments in the ERP application (legacy app) hosted in a remote app.  Copy and paste works but is not user-friendly in this situation.

Copper Contributor

yes !

drag and drop in AVD !

Cmon Microsoft !

you can do it !

Works with parallels and citrix, you can't stay behind !


Copper Contributor

We have a lot of legacy application in different industrial sectors like "Lawyer industry", "Construction industry" or "healtcare industry" which uses the "Drag&Drop funcionality. In our cases copy and paste does not work and only drag&drop would help us, to let us migrate the application or desktop to AVD.

Copper Contributor

Please Microsoft, if you are going to challenge Citrix and other vendors with AVD, provide at least the same amount and ease of functionality if not more!

Copper Contributor

Just switched from Citrix VDI to AVD and was surprised this wasn't supported. In a VDI session, I can go to a webpage that accepts drag-and-drop to upload files (like github) and the simply drag-and-drop the files from my local machine. With AVD, I have to copy-and-paste the files temporarily to my AVD session and then drag-and-drop those files to the webpage.

Copper Contributor

Not to have is a pain in the......

Without this feature, hybrid environments with app streaming are not possible. No user understands this. Unbelievable that Microsoft can't solve this issue...

Copper Contributor

This would solve so many situations where we want to use an AVD for a application.


Copper Contributor

We have been requesting this information for quite a few years now.

Could someone provide a response at Microsoft?

Is it on the agenda, and if so, when can we expect it?


If there are other priorities, please let us know."