DragEventArgs.AllowedEffect DragEventArgs.AllowedEffect DragEventArgs.AllowedEffect DragEventArgs.AllowedEffect Property

Definition

Gets which drag-and-drop operations are allowed by the originator (or source) of the drag event.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::DragDropEffects AllowedEffect { System::Windows::Forms::DragDropEffects get(); };
public System.Windows.Forms.DragDropEffects AllowedEffect { get; }
member this.AllowedEffect : System.Windows.Forms.DragDropEffects
Public ReadOnly Property AllowedEffect As DragDropEffects

Property Value

Examples

The following example demonstrates a drag-and-drop operation between two ListBox controls. The example calls the DoDragDrop method when the drag action starts. The drag action starts if the mouse has moved more than SystemInformation.DragSize from the mouse location during the MouseDown event. The IndexFromPoint method is used to determine the index of the item to drag during the MouseDown event.

The example also demonstrates using custom cursors for the drag-and-drop operation. The example assumes that two cursor files, 3dwarro.cur and 3dwno.cur, exist in the application directory, for the custom drag and no-drop cursors, respectively. The custom cursors will be used if the UseCustomCursorsCheckCheckBox is checked. The custom cursors are set in the GiveFeedback event handler.

The keyboard state is evaluated in the DragOver event handler for the right ListBox, to determine what the drag operation will be based upon state of the SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, or CTRL+ALT keys. The location in the ListBox where the drop would occur is also determined during the DragOver event. If the data to drop is not a String, then the DragEventArgs.Effect is set to DragDropEffects.None. Finally, the status of the drop is displayed in the DropLocationLabelLabel.

The data to drop for the right ListBox is determined in the DragDrop event handler and the String value is added at the appropriate place in the ListBox. If the drag operation moves outside the bounds of the form, then the drag-and-drop operation is canceled in the QueryContinueDrag event handler.

This code excerpt demonstrates using the DragEventArgs class. See the DoDragDrop method for the complete code example.

void ListDragTarget_DragOver( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::DragEventArgs^ e )
{
   // Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
   // the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
   if (  !e->Data->GetDataPresent( System::String::typeid ) )
   {
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::None;
      DropLocationLabel->Text = "None - no string data.";
      return;
   }

   // Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
   if ( (e->KeyState & (8 + 32)) == (8 + 32) && ((e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Link) == DragDropEffects::Link) )
   {
      // KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT
      // Link drag-and-drop effect.
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Link;
   }
   else
   if ( (e->KeyState & 32) == 32 && ((e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Link) == DragDropEffects::Link) )
   {
      // ALT KeyState for link.
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Link;
   }
   else
   if ( (e->KeyState & 4) == 4 && ((e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Move) == DragDropEffects::Move) )
   {
      // SHIFT KeyState for move.
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Move;
   }
   else
   if ( (e->KeyState & 8) == 8 && ((e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Copy) == DragDropEffects::Copy) )
   {
      // CTL KeyState for copy.
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Copy;
   }
   else
   if ( (e->AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects::Move) == DragDropEffects::Move )
   {
      // By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
      e->Effect = DragDropEffects::Move;
   }
   else
            e->Effect = DragDropEffects::None;





   
   // Get the index of the item the mouse is below.
   // The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be
   // converted to client coordinates.
   indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop = ListDragTarget->IndexFromPoint( ListDragTarget->PointToClient( Point(e->X,e->Y) ) );
   
   // Updates the label text.
   if ( indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop != ListBox::NoMatches )
   {
      DropLocationLabel->Text = String::Concat( "Drops before item # ", (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1) );
   }
   else
            DropLocationLabel->Text = "Drops at the end.";
}
private void ListDragTarget_DragOver(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.DragEventArgs e) 
{

    // Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
    // the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
    if (!e.Data.GetDataPresent(typeof(System.String))) {

        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "None - no string data.";
        return;
    }

    // Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
    if ((e.KeyState & (8+32)) == (8+32) && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Link) == DragDropEffects.Link) {
        // KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT

        // Link drag-and-drop effect.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 32) == 32 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Link) == DragDropEffects.Link) {

        // ALT KeyState for link.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 4) == 4 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Move) == DragDropEffects.Move) {

        // SHIFT KeyState for move.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

    } else if ((e.KeyState & 8) == 8 && 
        (e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Copy) == DragDropEffects.Copy) {

        // CTL KeyState for copy.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy;

    } else if ((e.AllowedEffect & DragDropEffects.Move) == DragDropEffects.Move)  {

        // By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move;

    } else
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None;
        
    // Get the index of the item the mouse is below. 

    // The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be 
    // converted to client coordinates.

    indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop = 
        ListDragTarget.IndexFromPoint(ListDragTarget.PointToClient(new Point(e.X, e.Y)));

    // Updates the label text.
    if (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop != ListBox.NoMatches){

        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops before item #" + (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1);
    } else
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops at the end.";

}
Private Sub ListDragTarget_DragOver(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DragEventArgs) Handles ListDragTarget.DragOver
    ' Determine whether string data exists in the drop data. If not, then
    ' the drop effect reflects that the drop cannot occur.
    If Not (e.Data.GetDataPresent(GetType(System.String))) Then

        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "None - no string data."
        Return
    End If

    ' Set the effect based upon the KeyState.
    If ((e.KeyState And (8 + 32)) = (8 + 32) And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Link) = DragDropEffects.Link) Then
        ' KeyState 8 + 32 = CTL + ALT

        ' Link drag-and-drop effect.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 32) = 32 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Link) = DragDropEffects.Link) Then

        ' ALT KeyState for link.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Link

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 4) = 4 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Move) = DragDropEffects.Move) Then

        ' SHIFT KeyState for move.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move

    ElseIf ((e.KeyState And 8) = 8 And _
        (e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Copy) = DragDropEffects.Copy) Then

        ' CTL KeyState for copy.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Copy

    ElseIf ((e.AllowedEffect And DragDropEffects.Move) = DragDropEffects.Move) Then

        ' By default, the drop action should be move, if allowed.
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.Move

    Else
        e.Effect = DragDropEffects.None
    End If

    ' Gets the index of the item the mouse is below. 

    ' The mouse locations are relative to the screen, so they must be 
    ' converted to client coordinates.

    indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop = _
        ListDragTarget.IndexFromPoint(ListDragTarget.PointToClient(New Point(e.X, e.Y)))

    ' Updates the label text.
    If (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop <> ListBox.NoMatches) Then

        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops before item #" & (indexOfItemUnderMouseToDrop + 1)
    Else
        DropLocationLabel.Text = "Drops at the end."
    End If

End Sub

Remarks

When a control initiates a drag-and-drop operation by calling the Control.DoDragDrop method, it specifies the permissible effects of the operation. For example, when you drag a file from a source, if the file is read-only (or from a read-only storage medium such as a CD), the source will indicate that the file can be copied, but not transferred, to the target.

Before attempting to perform an operation on the dragged data, you should examine this property to ensure that the operation is allowed.

Applies to

See also