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DragEventArgs Class

Provides data for the DragDrop, DragEnter, or DragOver event.

For a list of all members of this type, see DragEventArgs Members.

System.Object
   System.EventArgs
      System.Windows.Forms.DragEventArgs

[Visual Basic]
<ComVisible(True)>
Public Class DragEventArgs
   Inherits EventArgs
[C#]
[ComVisible(true)]
public class DragEventArgs : EventArgs
[C++]
[ComVisible(true)]
public __gc class DragEventArgs : public EventArgs
[JScript]
public
   ComVisible(true)
class DragEventArgs extends EventArgs

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

The DragDrop event occurs when the user completes a drag-and-drop operation by dragging an object over the control and then dropping it onto the control by releasing the mouse button. The DragEnter event occurs when the user moves the mouse pointer onto the control while dragging an object with the mouse. The DragOver event occurs when the user moves the mouse pointer over the control while dragging an object with the mouse.

A DragEventArgs object specifies any data associated with this event; the current state of the SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT keys; the location of the mouse pointer; and the drag-and-drop effects allowed by the source and target of the drag event.

For information about the event model, see Events and Delegates.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example demonstrates a drag-and-drop operation between two ListBox controls. The example calls the DoDragDrop method when the drag action starts. The drag action starts if the mouse has moved more than SystemInformation.DragSize from the mouse location during the MouseDown event. The IndexFromPoint method is used to determine the index of the item to drag during the MouseDown event.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The example also demonstrates using custom cursors for the drag-and-drop operation. The example assumes that two cursor files, 3dwarro.cur and 3dwno.cur, exist in the application directory, for the custom drag and no-drop cursors, respectively. The custom cursors will be used if the UseCustomCursorsCheck CheckBox is checked. The custom cursors are set in the GiveFeedback event handler.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The keyboard state is evaluated in the DragOver event handler for the right ListBox, to determine what the drag operation will be based upon state of the SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, or CTRL+ALT keys. The location in the ListBox where the drop would occur is also determined during the DragOver event. If the data to drop is not a String, then the DragEventArgs.Effect is set to DragDropEffects.None. Finally, the status of the drop is displayed in the DropLocationLabel Label.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The data to drop for the right ListBox is determined in the DragDrop event handler and the String value is added at the appropriate place in the ListBox. If the drag operation moves outside the bounds of the form, then the drag-and-drop operation is canceled in the QueryContinueDrag event handler.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] This code excerpt demonstrates using the DragEventArgs class. See the DoDragDrop method for the complete code example.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub ListDragTarget_DragOver(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DragEventArgs) Handles ListDragTarget.DragOver
    ' Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
    ' the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
    If Not (e.Data.GetDataPresent(GetType(System.String))) Then

        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "None - no string data."
        Return
    End If

    ' Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
    If ((e.KeyState And (8 + 32)) = (8 + 32) And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Link) = DragDropEffects.Link) Then
        ' KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT

        ' Link drag and drop effect.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 32) = 32 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Link) = DragDropEffects.Link) Then

        ' ALT KeyState for link.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 4) = 4 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Move) = DragDropEffects.Move) Then

        ' SHIFT KeyState for move.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 8) = 8 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Copy) = DragDropEffects.Copy) Then

        ' CTL KeyState for copy.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy

    ElseIf ((e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Move) = DragDropEffects.Move) Then

        ' By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move

    Else
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None
    End If

    ' Gets the index of the item the mouse is below. 

    ' The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be 
    ' converted to client coordinates.

    indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop = _
        ListDragTarget.IndexFromPoint(ListDragTarget.PointToClient(New Point(e.X, e.Y)))

    ' Updates the label text.
    If (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop <> ListBox.NoMatches) Then

        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops before item #" & (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1)
    Else
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops at the end."
    End If

End Sub

[C#] 
private void ListDragTarget_DragOver(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.DragEventArgs e) 
{

    // Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
    // the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
    if (!e.Data.GetDataPresent(typeof(System.String))) {

        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "None - no string data.";
        return;
    }

    // Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
    if ((e.KeyState & (8+32)) == (8+32) && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Link) == DragDropEffects.Link) {
        // KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT

        // Link drag and drop effect.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 32) == 32 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Link) == DragDropEffects.Link) {

        // ALT KeyState for link.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 4) == 4 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Move) == DragDropEffects.Move) {

        // SHIFT KeyState for move.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 8) == 8 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Copy) == DragDropEffects.Copy) {

        // CTL KeyState for copy.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy;

    } else if ((e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Move) == DragDropEffects.Move)  {

        // By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

    } else
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
        
    // Get the index of the item the mouse is below. 

    // The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be 
    // converted to client coordinates.

    indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop = 
        ListDragTarget.IndexFromPoint(ListDragTarget.PointToClient(new Point(e.X, e.Y)));

    // Updates the label text.
    if (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop != ListBox.NoMatches){

        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops before item #" + (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1);
    } else
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops at the end.";

}

[C++] 
private:
   void ListDragTarget_DragOver(Object* /*sender*/, 
      System::Windows::Forms::DragEventArgs* e)
   {

      // Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
      // the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
      if (!e->Data->GetDataPresent(__typeof(System::String))) {

         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::None;
         DropLocationLabel->Text = S"None - no string data.";
         return;
      }

      // Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
      if ((e->KeyState & (8+32)) == (8+32) &&
         (e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Link) == DragDropEffects::Link) 
      {
         // KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT

         // Link drag and drop effect.
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Link;

      } else if ((e->KeyState & 32) == 32 &&
         (e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Link) == DragDropEffects::Link)
      {

         // ALT KeyState for link.
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Link;

      } else if ((e->KeyState & 4) == 4 &&
         (e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Move) == DragDropEffects::Move)
      {
         // SHIFT KeyState for move.
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Move;

      } else if ((e->KeyState & 8) == 8 &&
         (e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Copy) == DragDropEffects::Copy)
      {
         // CTL KeyState for copy.
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Copy;

      } else if ((e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Move) == DragDropEffects::Move)
      {
         // By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Move;

      } else
         e->Effect = DragDropEffects::None;

      // Get the index of the item the mouse is below.

      // The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be
      // converted to client coordinates.

      indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop =
         ListDragTarget->IndexFromPoint(
         ListDragTarget->PointToClient(Point(e->X, e->Y)));

      // Updates the label text.
      if (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop != ListBox::NoMatches) {

         DropLocationLabel->Text = 
            String::Concat(S"Drops before item # ",
            __box( (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1)));
      } else
         DropLocationLabel->Text = S"Drops at the end.";

   }

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example illustrates how DragEventArgs are passed between the source and target of a drag-and-drop operation. In this example, a ListBox control is the source of the data, and the RichTextBox control is the target. The example assumes that the ListBox control has been populated with a list of valid filenames. When the user drags one of the displayed filenames from the ListBox control onto the RichTextBox control, the file referenced in the filename is opened.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The operation is initiated in the ListBox control's MouseDown event. In the DragEnter event handler, the example uses the GetDataPresent method to verify that the data is in a format that the RichTextBox control can display and then sets the DragDropEffects property to specify that data should be copied from the source control to the target control. Finally, the RichTextBox control's DragDrop event handler uses the GetData method to retrieve the filename to open.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
   ' Sets the AllowDrop property so that data can be dragged onto the control.
   RichTextBox1.AllowDrop = True

   ' Add code here to populate the ListBox1 with paths to text files.

End Sub

Private Sub RichTextBox1_DragEnter(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DragEventArgs) Handles RichTextBox1.DragEnter
   ' If the data is text, copy the data to the RichTextBox control.
   If (e.Data.GetDataPresent("Text")) Then
      e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy
   End If
End Sub


Private Overloads Sub RichTextBox1_DragDrop(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DragEventArgs) Handles RichTextBox1.DragDrop
   ' Loads the file into the control. 
   RichTextBox1.LoadFile(e.Data.GetData("Text"), System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBoxStreamType.RichText)
End Sub

Private Sub ListBox1_MouseDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles ListBox1.MouseDown
   Dim Lb As ListBox
   Dim Pt As New Point(e.X, e.Y)
   Dim Index As Integer

   ' Determines which item was selected.
   Lb = sender
   Index = Lb.IndexFromPoint(Pt)

   ' Starts a drag-and-drop operation with that item.
   If Index >= 0 Then
      Lb.DoDragDrop(Lb.Items(Index), DragDropEffects.Link)
   End If
End Sub

[C#] 
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) 
{
   // Sets the AllowDrop property so that data can be dragged onto the control.
   richTextBox1.AllowDrop = true;

   // Add code here to populate the ListBox1 with paths to text files.

}

private void listBox1_MouseDown(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
{
   // Determines which item was selected.
   ListBox lb =( (ListBox)sender);
   Point pt = new Point(e.X,e.Y);
   int index = lb.IndexFromPoint(pt);

   // Starts a drag-and-drop operation with that item.
   if(index>=0) 
   {
      lb.DoDragDrop(lb.Items[index].ToString(), DragDropEffects.Link);
   }
}

private void richTextBox1_DragEnter(object sender, DragEventArgs e) 
{
   // If the data is text, copy the data to the RichTextBox control.
   if(e.Data.GetDataPresent("Text"))
      e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy;
}

private void richTextBox1_DragDrop(object sender, DragEventArgs e) 
{
   // Loads the file into the control. 
   richTextBox1.LoadFile((String)e.Data.GetData("Text"), System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBoxStreamType.RichText);
}


[C++] 
private:
    void Form1_Load(Object* /*sender*/, EventArgs* /*e*/) {
        // Sets the AllowDrop property so that data can be dragged onto the control.
        richTextBox1->AllowDrop = true;

        // Add code here to populate the ListBox1 with paths to text files.
    }

    void listBox1_MouseDown(Object* sender, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs* e) {
        // Determines which item was selected.
        ListBox* lb =(dynamic_cast<ListBox*>(sender));
        Point pt = Point(e->X, e->Y);
        int index = lb->IndexFromPoint(pt);

        // Starts a drag-and-drop operation with that item.
        if (index>=0) {
            lb->DoDragDrop(lb->Items->Item[index], DragDropEffects::Link);
        }
    }

    void richTextBox1_DragEnter(Object* /*sender*/, DragEventArgs* e) {
        // If the data is text, copy the data to the RichTextBox control.
        if (e->Data->GetDataPresent(S"Text"))
            e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Copy;
    }

    void richTextBox1_DragDrop(Object* /*sender*/, DragEventArgs* e) {
        // Loads the file into the control.
        richTextBox1->LoadFile(dynamic_cast<String*>(e->Data->GetData(S"Text")), 
            System::Windows::Forms::RichTextBoxStreamType::RichText);
    }

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

See Also

DragEventArgs Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | DragDropEffects | OnDragDrop | DragDrop | OnDragEnter | DragEnter | OnDragOver | DragOver

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