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Dragging Elements in a Canvas

, 2 Sep 2006
Discusses a class which provides automated dragging of elements in a WPF Canvas.
draggingelementsincanvas_demo.zip
DragCanvasDemo
DragCanvasDemo
Images
girls.gif
Properties
Settings.settings
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    <Install>true</Install>
    <InstallFrom>Web</InstallFrom>
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    <Reference Include="System" />
    <Reference Include="System.Data" />
    <Reference Include="System.Xml" />
    <Reference Include="WindowsBase" />
    <Reference Include="PresentationCore" />
    <Reference Include="PresentationFramework" />
    <Reference Include="UIAutomationProvider" />
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    <Reference Include="ReachFramework" />
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    <Reference Include="System.Runtime.Serialization" />
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    <ApplicationDefinition Include="App.xaml" />
    <Page Include="Resources.xaml" />
    <Page Include="Window1.xaml" />
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    </Compile>
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      <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon>
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    <Resource Include="Images\girls.gif" />
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  <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.WinFX.targets" />
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Josh Smith
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