interface is one of the interfaces you implement to provide drag-and-drop
operations in your application. It contains methods used in any application used
as a data source in a drag-and-drop operation. The data source application in a
drag-and-drop operation is responsible for:
- Determining the data being dragged based on the user's selection.
- Initiating the drag-and-drop operation based on the user's mouse actions.
- Generating some of the visual feedback during the drag-and-drop operation,
such as setting the cursor and highlighting the data selected for the
- Canceling or completing the drag-and-drop operation based on the user's mouse
- Performing any action on the original data caused by the drop operation, such
as deleting the data on a drag move.
interface contains the methods for generating visual feedback to the end user
and for canceling or completing the drag-and-drop operation. The DoDragDrop
function, and RevokeDragDrop
function are also used in drag-and-drop operations.
When to Implement
Implement the IDropSource
interface if you are developing a container or server application that can
act as a data source for a drag-and-drop operation. The IDropSource
interface is only required during the drag-and-drop operation.
If you implement the IDropSource
interface, you must also implement the IDataObject
interface to represent the data being transferred.
interface can be the same as the data object offered to the clipboard. Once
you have implemented clipboard operations in your application, you can add
drag-and-drop operations with only a little extra work.
When to Use
methods are called by the DoDragDrop
function. Your application calls the DoDragDrop
function when it detects that the user has initiated a drag-and-drop
operation. Then, DoDragDrop
calls your IDropSource
methods during the drag-and-drop operation.
For example, DoDragDrop
when you need to change the cursor shape or when you need to provide some
other visual feedback. DoDragDrop
when there is a change in the mouse button state to determine if the
drag-and-drop operation canceled or completed.
Methods in Vtable Order
||Determines whether a drag-and-drop operation should continue.
||Gives visual feedback to an end user during a drag-and-drop operation.
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