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I want to do a drag and drop operation from a cell in a datagrid view to a text box. The operation appears to work but when the mouse is released nothing happens.

What I have tried:

private void dgv_Functions_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)

private void txt_Query_DragEnter(object sender, DragEventArgs e)
         e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy;

private void txt_Query_DragDrop(object sender, DragEventArgs e)
          if (e.Data.GetDataPresent(typeof(System.String)))
              txt_Query.Text =
Updated 27-Dec-22 1:03am
Graeme_Grant 26-Dec-22 12:13pm    
WPF or Winforms?
Member 13694735 26-Dec-22 12:22pm    

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Start with the debugger: put a breakpoint on the if line of your txt_Query_DragDrop method, and look at the e.Data object. Chances are that isn't not a string, but a DataGridViewCell or similar so your fetch fails to retrieve anything useful.

Once you know what you have got dropped, you can start coding round that.
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Member 13694735 26-Dec-22 12:43pm    
I did this but the txt_Query_DragDrop method is not executed.
in dgv_Functions_MouseDown, you are sending the value of "dgv_Functions.SelectedRows" for the "drag".

on the other hand, at the target drop landing, txt_Query_DragDrop is expecting to receive a value of string for the "drop".

Maybe "SelectedRows" is not a "string". or is it?
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