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Posted 9 Nov 2000

The Drag and Drop interface samples

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A series of articles that resulted from experimenting with adding Drag and Drop features to my existing application.

This article is part of the drag and drop interface samples.

  1. Serializing ASCII Data
  2. Modeless child dialog
  3. Modeless sibling dialog
  4. The drag source
  5. The MFC drop target
  6. The TBTextTarget class

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    This is a series of articles that has yielded from experimenting with adding some Drag and Drop features to my already-existing application. Due to the complexity of the task I split the article in several small documents that may easily fit to various of CodeProject's sections.


    The idea was simple: I have an SDI application with a CFormView containing a howerver-you-like filled out CListCtrl in report view.

    The first tricky thing was to use the doc/view architecture with a document file format containing ascii-strings. Read about that quck'n'clean approach.

    Next I needed to batch-manipulate the data displayed in this control. "So why not use a kind of drag & drop interface with a modeless dialog box and let the user drag the rows he needs into that dialog..." I thought - and thats how this articles start.

    You may download all sample MSVC (6.0) projects at once or for you can fetch the code for each of these steps:

    I'm looking forward to hearing your comments and improvements.

    Best regards
        Thomas Blenkers

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    About the Author

    Thomas Blenkers
    Web Developer
    Germany Germany
    PhD Chemist,
    programming with MSVC & MFC since 1996

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    Questioncan not download it Pin
    fishcar2856-Sep-12 16:52
    memberfishcar2856-Sep-12 16:52 
    AnswerRe: can not download it Pin
    Thomas Blenkers9-Sep-12 9:14
    memberThomas Blenkers9-Sep-12 9:14 
    GeneralInteresting Pin
    SB200322-Nov-10 23:02
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    Generalexcellent Pin
    XPointer27-Sep-06 0:28
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    GeneralSame View Pin
    picazo8-Mar-06 11:57
    memberpicazo8-Mar-06 11:57 
    Hi Thomas,

    Thank you very much for the tutorials. They have been very helpful.

    I was wondering if you could provide an example of how to drag and drop from one clistctrl to another when they are both on the same form view. As in your current examples, one should be a source only, and the other only a destination list. I dont need common format, just private (I dont need to use it with any other application).

    I have tried to do this myself (still trying actually), but have not been successful, and thought that perhaps you could help.

    Thanks in advance,

    AnswerRe: Same View Pin
    Thomas Blenkers11-Mar-06 2:25
    memberThomas Blenkers11-Mar-06 2:25 
    QuestionHow can i control and prohibit drag & drop? Pin
    atsuki10-Mar-05 19:59
    memberatsuki10-Mar-05 19:59 
    QuestionHow to drag & drop between tow UI(User Interface) threads? Pin
    Davis X.16-Aug-03 21:31
    memberDavis X.16-Aug-03 21:31 
    AnswerRe: How to drag & drop between tow UI(User Interface) threads? Pin
    yu_cg17-Oct-07 17:22
    memberyu_cg17-Oct-07 17:22 
    GeneralMissing Files Pin
    Darren Schroeder11-Nov-00 2:57
    memberDarren Schroeder11-Nov-00 2:57 
    GeneralRe: Missing Files Pin
    rajas20-Apr-03 5:41
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