IDropTargetHelper interface

Exposes methods that allow drop targets to display a drag image while the image is over the target window.

Members

The IDropTargetHelper interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IDropTargetHelper also has these types of members:

Methods

The IDropTargetHelper interface has these methods.

MethodDescription
DragEnter

Notifies the drag-image manager that the drop target's IDropTarget::DragEnter method has been called.

DragLeave

Notifies the drag-image manager that the drop target's IDropTarget::DragLeave method has been called.

DragOver

Notifies the drag-image manager that the drop target's IDropTarget::DragOver method has been called.

Drop

Notifies the drag-image manager that the drop target's IDropTarget::Drop method has been called.

Show

Notifies the drag-image manager to show or hide the drag image.

 

Remarks

This interface is exposed by the Shell's drag-image manager. It is not implemented by applications.

This interface is used by drop targets to enable the drag-image manager to display the drag image while the image is over the target window. The IDragSourceHelper and IDropTargetHelper interfaces are exposed by the drag-image manager object to allow the IDropTarget interface to use custom drag images. To use either of these interfaces, you must create an in-process server drag-image manager object by calling CoCreateInstance with a class identifier (CLSID) of CLSID_DragDropHelper. Get interface pointers using standard Component Object Model (COM) procedures.

Four of the IDropTargetHelper methods correspond to the four IDropTarget methods. When you implement IDropTarget, each of its methods should call the corresponding IDropTargetHelper method to pass the information to the drag-image manager. The fifth IDropTargetHelper method notifies the drag-image manager to show or hide the drag image. This method is used when dragging over a target window in a low color-depth video mode. It allows the target to hide the drag image while it is painting the window.

Note   The drag-and-drop helper object calls IDataObject::SetData to load private formats—used for cross-process support—into the data object. It later retrieves these formats by calling IDataObject::GetData. To support the drag-and-drop helper object, the data object's SetData and GetData implementations must be able to accept and return arbitrary private formats.
 

For further discussion of Shell drag-and-drop operations, see Transferring Shell Data Using Drag-and-Drop or the Clipboard.

Note   Prior to Windows Vista this interface was declared in Shlobj.h.
 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Shobjidl.h

IDL

Shobjidl.idl

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)

See also

IDragSourceHelper
Shell Data Object

 

 

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