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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


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 into various CodeProject's sections.


The idea was simple: I have an SDI application with a CFormView containing a however-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 that's how this article starts.

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

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


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programming with MSVC & MFC since 1996

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QuestionHow can i control and prohibit drag & drop? Pin
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QuestionHow to drag & drop between tow UI(User Interface) threads? Pin
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