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PictureBox Image Exchange by Drag and Drop (just using mouse event)

, 30 Apr 2012 CPOL
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Many drag and drop effects can be simply done by mouse event.

Introduction

This tip discusses how to exchange the images of two PictureBoxes by dragging one on the other.

Using the Code

Open Visual Studio 2008 Windows Form with two PictureBoxes created.

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Image^ im;
Point PicLoc;
int ox,oy;
bool md;
private: System::Void pictureBox1_MouseDown
	(System::Object^  sender, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs^  e) {
                 PicLoc=this->pictureBox1->Location;
                 im=pictureBox2->Image;
                 this->pictureBox1->BringToFront();
                 ox=e->X;
                 oy=e->Y;
                 md=true;
             }
private: System::Void pictureBox1_MouseUp
	(System::Object^  sender, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs^  e) {
                 md=false;
                 int p1=e->X+pictureBox1->Location.X;
                 int p2=e->Y+pictureBox1->Location.Y;
                 if(pictureBox2->Location.X<p1 && 
			p1<pictureBox2->Location.X+pictureBox2->Size.Width){
                     if(pictureBox2->Location.Y<p2 && 
			p2<pictureBox2->Location.Y+pictureBox2->Size.Height){
                         this->pictureBox2->Image=this->pictureBox1->Image;
                         this->pictureBox1->Image=im;
                     }
                 }
                 this->pictureBox1->Location=PicLoc;
             }
    private: System::Void pictureBox1_MouseMove
	(System::Object^  sender, System::Windows::Forms::MouseEventArgs^  e) {
                 if(md){
                     this->pictureBox1->Left +=e->X-ox;
                     this->pictureBox1->Top +=e->Y-oy;
                 }
             }

Effect

Drag PictureBox1 on to PictureBox2:

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The images have been exchanged. PictureBox1 goes back to the initial position when mouse is up.

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History

  • Version 1: 28/4/2012

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Martin Mok

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