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ToolStripItem.GiveFeedback Event

Occurs during a drag operation.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public event GiveFeedbackEventHandler GiveFeedback
/** @event */
public void add_GiveFeedback (GiveFeedbackEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_GiveFeedback (GiveFeedbackEventHandler value)

In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.
Not applicable.

The GiveFeedback event is raised when a drag-and-drop operation is started. The GiveFeedback event allows the source of a drag event to modify the appearance of the mouse pointer in order to give the user visual feedback during a drag-and-drop operation.

The following remarks describe how and when events related to drag-and-drop operations are raised.

The DoDragDrop method determines the item under the current cursor location. It then checks to see if the item is a valid drop target.

If the item is a valid drop target, the GiveFeedback event is raised with the drag-and-drop effect specified. For a list of drag-and-drop effects, see the DragDropEffects enumeration.

Changes in the mouse cursor position, keyboard state, and mouse button state are tracked in the following manner:

  • If the user moves out of a window, the DragLeave event is raised.

  • If the mouse enters another item, the DragEnter for that control is raised.

  • If the mouse moves but stays within the same item, the DragOver event is raised.

If there is a change in the keyboard or mouse button state, the QueryContinueDrag event is raised and determines whether to continue the drag, to drop the data, or to cancel the operation based on the value of the Action property of the event's QueryContinueDragEventArgs.

If the value of DragAction is Continue, the DragOver event is raised to continue the operation and the GiveFeedback event is raised with the new effect so appropriate visual feedback can be set. For a list of valid drop effects, see the DragDropEffects enumeration.

The DragOver and GiveFeedback events are paired so that as the mouse moves across the drop target, the user is given the most up-to-date feedback on the mouse's position, as follows:

  • If the value of DragAction is Drop, the drop effect value is returned to the source, so the source application can perform the appropriate operation on the source data; for example, cut the data if the operation was a move.

  • If the value of DragAction is Cancel, the DragLeave event is raised.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the GiveFeedback event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show with System.Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of a type that inherits from ToolStripItem, such as a ToolStripButton or ToolStripMenuItem. Then name the instance ToolStripItem1 and ensure that the event handler is associated with the GiveFeedback event.

private void ToolStripItem1_GiveFeedback(Object sender, GiveFeedbackEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Effect", e.Effect );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "UseDefaultCursors", e.UseDefaultCursors );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "GiveFeedback Event" );
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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