Drag and Drop from the Desktop

I was wondering if the following is possible:

Have a movie clip simple rectangle with its window focus as being always on top and to act as a drop zone so that if a user were to drag a file from their desktop or windows explorer onto the rectangle that the name of the file could be displayed in a message box or the rectangle itself ?

Can a flash movie interact with objects dragged onto it from outside the flash movie ?

My other question is, it possible to gather all the metadata for a file eg if a word doc can the name, author, date created etc be accessed with the example above ?

If so what code would achieve this?