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Posted 12 May 2004

Drag and Drop List View

, 12 May 2004
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Drag and Drop list items within list views or to other list views without manual intervention.

Sample Image - DragAndDropListView.gif

Introduction

An upcoming application at work required me to have drag and drop functionality between many different ListViews or DataGrids. When I got word, I decided to start searching the Internet and find a pre-existing free control that I could use. My personal requirements were that the ListView or DataGrid needed to have the ability to move rows around within its own control, but also allow me to move rows to other controls. My initial sorting pointed me towards Drag and Drop ListView row reordering by David Boland. As his control allowed users to reorder items in a ListView, it lacked support for moving to other ListViews as well as letting the user know where the new rows are to be placed. This control is somewhat similar to David's, however, it was rewritten only using David's code as a reference.

Using the Code

The DragAndDropListView control inherits from ListView, and provides native support for dragging and dropping ListItems to reorder them or move them to other DragAndDropListView controls. Because it needs to utilize Drag and Drop functionality, I had to override the OnDragDrop, OnDragOver, OnDragEnter, OnItemDrag, OnLostFocus, and OnDragLeave to provide the functionality.

When an item is selected and started to be dragged, OnItemDrag gets called which starts the Drag and Drop functionality by retrieving the control it originates from as well as the selected items. Both of these are stored in a private class that is passed around in the data of the drag and drop events.

protected override void OnItemDrag(ItemDragEventArgs e)
{
 if(!m_allowReorder)
 {
  base.OnItemDrag(e);
  return;
 }

 base.DoDragDrop(GetDataForDragDrop(), DragDropEffects.Move);

 base.OnItemDrag(e);
}

As the user moves the selected list items over the ListView, OnDragOver is called. This method basically determines if the selected items to be dragged & dropped can actually be dragged & dropped. By checking to see if the item it's currently hovering over is not one of the list items being moved, it either displays the move cursor or denied cursor. If the user is trying to drop the items into an area that doesn't have a list item, it will still allow you, thus allowing you to place and reorder items in any order.

protected override void OnDragOver(DragEventArgs drgevent)
{
 if(!m_allowReorder)
 {
  base.OnDragOver(drgevent);
  return;
 }
 if(!drgevent.Data.GetDataPresent(typeof(DragItemData).ToString()))
 {
  drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
  return;
 }

 if(base.Items.Count > 0)
 {
  Point clientPoint = base.PointToClient(new Point(drgevent.X, drgevent.Y));
  ListViewItem hoverItem = base.GetItemAt(clientPoint.X, clientPoint.Y);

  Graphics g = this.CreateGraphics();

  if(hoverItem == null)
  {
   drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

   if(m_previousItem != null)
   {
    m_previousItem = null;
    Invalidate();
   }

   hoverItem = base.Items[base.Items.Count - 1];

   if(this.View == View.Details || this.View == View.List)
   {
    g.DrawLine(new Pen(m_lineColor, 2), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     this.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height));
    g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor),
     new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)});
    g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
     new Point[] {new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), 
     new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 9, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
     new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)});
   }
   else
   {
    g.DrawLine(new Pen(m_lineColor, 2), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height));
    g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
     new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});
    g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
     new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Width + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
     new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width, 
     hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5)});
   }

   base.OnDragOver(drgevent);

   return;
  }

  if((m_previousItem != null && 
    m_previousItem != hoverItem) || m_previousItem == null)
  {
   this.Invalidate();
  }

  m_previousItem = hoverItem;

  if(this.View == View.Details || this.View == View.List)
  {
   g.DrawLine(new Pen(m_lineColor, 2), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + this.Bounds.Width, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y));
   g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
    new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});
   g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
    new Point[] {new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 9, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});
  }
  else
  {
   g.DrawLine(new Pen(m_lineColor, 2), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height));
   g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
    new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X - 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});
   g.FillPolygon(new SolidBrush(m_lineColor), 
    new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X - 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5)});

  }

  foreach(ListViewItem itemToMove in base.SelectedItems)
  {
   if(itemToMove.Index == hoverItem.Index)
   {
    drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
    hoverItem.EnsureVisible();
    return;
   }
  }

  hoverItem.EnsureVisible();
 }

 drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

 base.OnDragOver(drgevent);
}

One of the really cool things that I wanted to do, was to add a line either above or below the hovered list item, however, this really didn't pose an easy feat at first. To figure this out, I had 2 actual implementations of creating the line, 1 for when you were hovering over a list item, and 1 for when you were in an empty area. When you were hovering over a list item, the line needed to be added between that item and the item above it. If the user is currently over the empty area, and items existed, then the line would be added to the bottom of the very last item. Below is the code that shows how to add the line and arrows on both side:

[Add the Line to the Last Item on Bottom]
g.DrawLine(new Pen(Brushes.Red, 2), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + this.Bounds.Width, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height));
g.FillPolygon(Brushes.Red, new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)});
g.FillPolygon(Brushes.Red, new Point[] {new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), 
    new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 9, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), 
    new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)});
[Add the Line to the Top of the Current Item]
g.DrawLine(new Pen(Brushes.Red, 2), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 
    this.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y));
g.FillPolygon(Brushes.Red, new Point[] {new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
    new Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});
g.FillPolygon(Brushes.Red, new Point[] {new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 9, 
    hoverItem.Bounds.Y), 
    new Point(this.Bounds.Width - 4, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)});

Previous versions of this article stated that lines would only be drawn if it was in Details or Line mode, however this updated version includes both Small Icon List and Large Icon List replacing horizontal lines with vertical lines. The demo has also been updated, so you can test this method out as well.

As the user is dragging the selected items around the form, OnLostFocus and OnDragLeave are utilized to invalidate the form so the drawn lines are erased.

Lastly, OnDragDrop is called whenever the user drops the selected items into a DragAndDropListView. This method determines if the items to be dropped are from the current DragAndDropListView or from another DragAndDropListView. At which point, the items are appended to the end, or above the hovered item. Finally, the selected items are removed from the respective DragAndDropListView.

protected override void OnDragDrop(DragEventArgs drgevent)
{
 if(!m_allowReorder)
 {
  base.OnDragDrop(drgevent);
  return;
 }

 Point clientPoint = base.PointToClient(new Point(drgevent.X, drgevent.Y));
 ListViewItem hoverItem = base.GetItemAt(clientPoint.X, clientPoint.Y);

 if(!drgevent.Data.GetDataPresent(typeof(DragItemData).ToString()) || 
  ((DragItemData) 
   drgevent.Data.GetData(typeof(DragItemData).ToString())).ListView == null ||
  ((DragItemData) 
   drgevent.Data.GetData(typeof(DragItemData).ToSTring())).DragItems.Count == 0)
     return;
  
 DragItemData data = 
   (DragItemData) drgevent.Data.GetData(typeof(DragItemData).ToString());

 if(hoverItem == null)
 {
  for(int i=0; i<insertItems.Count; i++)
  {
   ListViewItem newItem = (ListViewItem) insertItems[i];
   base.Items.Add(newItem);
  }
 }
 else
 {
  int hoverIndex = hoverItem.Index;

  if(this == data.ListView)
  {
   if(hoverIndex > base.SelectedItems[0].Index)
    hoverIndex++;
  }

  for(int i=data.DragItems.Count - 1; i >= 0; i--)
  {
   ListViewItem newItem = (ListViewItem) data.DragItems[i];
   base.Items.Insert(hoverIndex, newItem);
  }
 }

 if(data.ListView != null)
 {
  foreach(ListViewItem itemToRemove in data.ListView.SelectedItems)
  {
   data.ListView.Items.Remove(itemToRemove);
  }
 }


 if(m_previousItem != null)
 {
  m_previousItem = null;
 }

 this.Invalidate();

 base.OnDragDrop (drgevent);

}

Known Problems

  • I've fixed all known problems so far.

Version History

  • May 17, 2004
    • Fixed inability to have lines shown for Large or Small Icon listings.
    • Fixed ability to fully move ListViewItems without losing data.
    • Removed hack to find the corresponding DragAndDropListView control.
  • May 14, 2004
    • Fixed ListView not scrolling.
    • Added AllowReorder to allow turning row reordering and row transfer off.
    • Added LineColor to allow you to set the color of the line drawn.
  • May 13, 2004
    • Initial launch showing functionality.

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Matt Hawley
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QuestionNice work, but scrolling up while draf doesn't work with "HeaderStyle = None" Pin
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AnswerRe: Nice work, but scrolling up while draf doesn't work with "HeaderStyle = None" Pin
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QuestionLicensing Pin
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QuestionMy vote is 5 Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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QuestionHow about Double Click support Pin
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BugJUMPY when doing drap drop Pin
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GeneralGet Drop Data Pin
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GeneralLiscensing request Pin
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GeneralRetaining tag or name property of item after drag-drop reorder Pin
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GeneralFOUND THE ANSWER! Re: Retaining tag or name property of item after drag-drop reorder Pin
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General"Jumping" at the bottom on drag and drop [FIX] - dragging down 2 nodes instead of one [FIX] Pin
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QuestionProblem with Sorting [modified] Pin
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GeneralBug Fix - When reordering down and horizontal scroll bar is visible Pin
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GeneralVB Code Pin
powermetal1-Oct-07 8:19
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It took me to convert to VB about 3hs+, I'm newbie and think that this can help someone (I used some tools to convert the code but none of those work well, then I manually translate the code...)

Imports System<br />
Imports System.Drawing<br />
Imports System.Collections<br />
Imports System.Windows.Forms<br />
Imports System.ComponentModel<br />
<br />
namespace DragNDrop<br />
<br />
Public Class DragAndDropListView<br />
    Inherits ListView<br />
<br />
#Region "Private Members"<br />
    Private m_previousItem As ListViewItem<br />
    Private m_allowReorder As Boolean<br />
    Private m_lineColor As Color<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
#Region "Public Properties"<br />
 br />
    <Category("Behavior")> _<br />
    Public Property AllowReorder() As Boolean<br />
        Get<br />
            Return m_allowReorder<br />
        End Get<br />
        Set(ByVal value As Boolean)<br />
            m_allowReorder = value<br />
        End Set<br />
    End Property<br />
<br />
    <Category("Appearance")> _<br />
    Public Property LineColor() As Color<br />
        Get<br />
            Return m_lineColor<br />
        End Get<br />
        Set(ByVal value As Color)<br />
            m_lineColor = value<br />
        End Set<br />
    End Property<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
#Region "Protected and Public Methods"<br />
    Public Sub New()<br />
        MyBase.New()<br />
        m_allowReorder = True<br />
        m_lineColor = Color.Red<br />
<br />
        'Me.FullRowSelect = False<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnDragDrop(ByVal drgevent As DragEventArgs)<br />
        If Not m_allowReorder Then<br />
            MyBase.OnDragDrop(drgevent)<br />
            Return<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' get the currently hovered row that the items will be dragged to<br />
        Dim clientPoint As Point = MyBase.PointToClient(New Point(drgevent.X, drgevent.Y))<br />
        Dim hoverItem As ListViewItem = MyBase.GetItemAt(clientPoint.X, clientPoint.Y)<br />
<br />
        If Not drgevent.Data.GetDataPresent(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()) OrElse _<br />
            (CType(drgevent.Data.GetData(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()), DragItemData)).ListView Is Nothing OrElse _<br />
            (CType(drgevent.Data.GetData(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()), DragItemData)).DragItems.Count = 0 Then Return<br />
<br />
        'retrieve the drag item data<br />
        Dim data As DragItemData = CType(drgevent.Data.GetData(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()), DragItemData)<br />
<br />
        If hoverItem Is Nothing Then<br />
            'the user does not wish to re-order the items, just append to the end<br />
            For i As Integer = 0 To data.DragItems.Count - 1<br />
                Dim newItem As ListViewItem = CType(data.DragItems(i), ListViewItem)<br />
                MyBase.Items.Add(newItem)<br />
            Next<br />
        Else<br />
            ' the user wishes to re-order the items<br />
<br />
            ' get the index of the hover item<br />
            Dim hoverIndex As Integer = hoverItem.Index<br />
<br />
            ' determine if the items to be dropped are from<br />
            ' this list view. If they are, perform a hack<br />
            ' to increment the hover index so that the items<br />
            ' get moved properly.<br />
            If Me Is data.ListView Then<br />
                If hoverIndex > MyBase.SelectedItems(0).Index Then<br />
                    hoverIndex += 1<br />
                End If<br />
            End If<br />
            ' insert the new items into the list view<br />
            ' by inserting the items reversely from the array list<br />
            For i As Integer = data.DragItems.Count - 1 To 0 Step -1<br />
                Dim newItem As ListViewItem = CType(data.DragItems(i), ListViewItem)<br />
                MyBase.Items.Insert(hoverIndex, newItem)<br />
            Next<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' remove all the selected items from the previous list view<br />
        ' if the list view was found<br />
        If data.ListView IsNot Nothing Then<br />
            For Each itemToRemove As ListViewItem In data.ListView.SelectedItems<br />
                data.ListView.Items.Remove(itemToRemove)<br />
            Next<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' set the back color of the previous item, then nullify it<br />
        If m_previousItem IsNot Nothing Then<br />
            m_previousItem = Nothing<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        Me.Invalidate()<br />
<br />
        ' call the base on drag drop to raise the event<br />
        MyBase.OnDragDrop(drgevent)<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnDragOver(ByVal drgevent As DragEventArgs)<br />
        If Not m_allowReorder Then<br />
            MyBase.OnDragOver(drgevent)<br />
            Return<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        If Not drgevent.Data.GetDataPresent(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()) Then<br />
            ' the item(s) being dragged do not have any data associated<br />
            drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.None<br />
            Return<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        If MyBase.Items.Count > 0 Then<br />
            ' get the currently hovered row that the items will be dragged to<br />
            Dim clientPoint As Point = MyBase.PointToClient(New Point(drgevent.X, drgevent.Y))<br />
            Dim hoverItem As ListViewItem = MyBase.GetItemAt(clientPoint.X, clientPoint.Y)<br />
<br />
            Dim g As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()<br />
<br />
            If hoverItem Is Nothing Then<br />
<br />
                'MessageBox.Show(base.GetChildAtPoint(new Point(clientPoint.X, clientPoint.Y)).GetType().ToString());<br />
<br />
                ' no item was found, so no drop should take place<br />
                drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move<br />
<br />
                If m_previousItem IsNot Nothing Then<br />
                    m_previousItem = Nothing<br />
                    Invalidate()<br />
                End If<br />
<br />
                hoverItem = MyBase.Items(MyBase.Items.Count - 1)<br />
<br />
                If Me.View = View.Details OrElse Me.View = View.List Then<br />
                    g.DrawLine(New Pen(m_lineColor, 2), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + Me.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height))<br />
                    g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)})<br />
                    g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 4, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5), New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 9, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 4, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height + 5)})<br />
                Else<br />
                    g.DrawLine(New Pen(m_lineColor, 2), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height))<br />
                    g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)})<br />
                    g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + hoverItem.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5)})<br />
                End If<br />
<br />
                ' call the base OnDragOver event<br />
                MyBase.OnDragOver(drgevent)<br />
<br />
                Return<br />
            End If<br />
<br />
            ' determine if the user is currently hovering over a new<br />
            ' item. If so, set the previous item's back color back<br />
            ' to the default color.<br />
            If (m_previousItem IsNot Nothing AndAlso m_previousItem IsNot hoverItem) OrElse m_previousItem Is Nothing Then<br />
                Me.Invalidate()<br />
            End If<br />
<br />
            ' set the background color of the item being hovered<br />
            ' and assign the previous item to the item being hovered<br />
            'hoverItem.BackColor = Color.Beige;<br />
            m_previousItem = hoverItem<br />
<br />
            If Me.View = View.Details OrElse Me.View = View.List Then<br />
                g.DrawLine(New Pen(m_lineColor, 2), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + Me.Bounds.Width, hoverItem.Bounds.Y))<br />
                g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)})<br />
                g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 4, hoverItem.Bounds.Y - 5), New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 9, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(Me.Bounds.Width - 4, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)})<br />
            Else<br />
                g.DrawLine(New Pen(m_lineColor, 2), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height))<br />
                g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + 5)})<br />
                g.FillPolygon(New SolidBrush(m_lineColor), New Point() {New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X - 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X + 5, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height), New Point(hoverItem.Bounds.X, hoverItem.Bounds.Y + hoverItem.Bounds.Height - 5)})<br />
                ' go through each of the selected items, and if any of the<br />
                ' selected items have the same index as the item being<br />
                ' hovered, disable dropping.<br />
<br />
                For Each itemToMove As ListViewItem In MyBase.SelectedItems<br />
                    If itemToMove.Index = hoverItem.Index Then<br />
                        drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.None<br />
                        hoverItem.EnsureVisible()<br />
                        Return<br />
                    End If<br />
                Next<br />
            End If<br />
            ' ensure that the hover item is visible<br />
            hoverItem.EnsureVisible()<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' everything is fine, allow the user to move the items<br />
        drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move<br />
<br />
        ' call the base OnDragOver event<br />
        MyBase.OnDragOver(drgevent)<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnDragEnter(ByVal drgevent As DragEventArgs)<br />
        If Not m_allowReorder Then<br />
            MyBase.OnDragEnter(drgevent)<br />
            Return<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        If Not drgevent.Data.GetDataPresent(GetType(DragItemData).ToString()) Then<br />
            ' the item(s) being dragged do not have any data associated<br />
            drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.None<br />
            Return<br />
<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' everything is fine, allow the user to move the items<br />
        drgevent.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move<br />
<br />
        ' call the base OnDragEnter event<br />
        MyBase.OnDragEnter(drgevent)<br />
<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnItemDrag(ByVal e As ItemDragEventArgs)<br />
        If Not m_allowReorder Then<br />
            MyBase.OnItemDrag(e)<br />
            Return<br />
        End If<br />
<br />
        ' call the DoDragDrop method<br />
        MyBase.DoDragDrop(GetDataForDragDrop(), DragDropEffects.Move)<br />
<br />
        ' call the base OnItemDrag event<br />
        MyBase.OnItemDrag(e)<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnLostFocus(ByVal e As EventArgs)<br />
        ' reset the selected items background and remove the previous item<br />
        ResetOutOfRange()<br />
<br />
        Invalidate()<br />
<br />
        ' call the OnLostFocus event<br />
        MyBase.OnLostFocus(e)<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
    Protected Overrides Sub OnDragLeave(ByVal e As EventArgs)<br />
        ' reset the selected items background and remove the previous item<br />
        ResetOutOfRange()<br />
<br />
        Invalidate()<br />
<br />
        ' call the base OnDragLeave event<br />
        MyBase.OnDragLeave(e)<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
#Region "Private Methods"<br />
    Private Function GetDataForDragDrop() As DragItemData<br />
        ' create a drag item data object that will be used to pass along with the drag and drop<br />
        Dim data As DragItemData = New DragItemData(Me)<br />
<br />
        ' go through each of the selected items and <br />
        ' add them to the drag items collection<br />
        ' by creating a clone of the list item<br />
<br />
        For Each item As ListViewItem In Me.SelectedItems<br />
            data.DragItems.Add(item.Clone())<br />
        Next<br />
<br />
        Return data<br />
    End Function<br />
<br />
    Private Sub ResetOutOfRange()<br />
        ' determine if the previous item exists,<br />
        ' if it does, reset the background and release <br />
        ' the previous item<br />
        If m_previousItem IsNot Nothing Then<br />
            m_previousItem = Nothing<br />
        End If<br />
    End Sub<br />
<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
#Region "DragItemData Class"<br />
    Private Class DragItemData<br />
<br />
#Region "Private Members"<br />
        Private m_listView As DragAndDropListView<br />
        Private m_dragItems As ArrayList<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
#Region "Public Properties"<br />
 br />
        Public ReadOnly Property ListView() As DragAndDropListView<br />
            Get<br />
                Return m_listView<br />
            End Get<br />
        End Property<br />
<br />
        Public ReadOnly Property DragItems() As ArrayList<br />
            Get<br />
                Return m_dragItems<br />
            End Get<br />
        End Property<br />
<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
#Region "Public Methods and Implementation"<br />
        Public Sub New(ByVal listView As DragAndDropListView)<br />
            m_listView = listView<br />
            m_dragItems = New ArrayList()<br />
        End Sub<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
    End Class<br />
#End Region<br />
<br />
End Class<br />
<br />
END NAMESPACE

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