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Drag and Drop functionality in UI

Murali Narayanaswamy

Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 24
I have a similar requirement like in Yahoo mail Beta where you can drag any object and drop to any folder.

How is it done and would greatly appreciate if I get any of your expert comments on this

Thanks much
Stan James
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Yahoo's UI widgets are open source! You can use them or just see how they did it: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

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Brian Cole
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Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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Based on the forum topic, I presume you're talking about a Swing implementation, not YUI's javascript/ajax.

I would pretty much say the same thing here that I posted 18 months ago. It's almost as easy as:

JList userMessageList = new JList(...);
Jlist userFolderList = new JList(...)
userMessageList.setTransferHandler(...); // pass a handler for the drag-out
userFolderList.setTransferHandler(...); // pass a handler for the drop-into

except you have to actually write the TransferHandlers. There are other ways to do it (DragGesture/DropTarget) but TransferHandlers should be easier to use.

Do take a look at the three notes I included in the other thread. They might be helpful.

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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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