Posted on 1998-07-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a listview control which displays all the files in a selected directory (very much like the Window's Explorer).  I would like to add OLE drag functionality to this control but I am not sure how to do this.  Ideally, I would like to use, in the OLEStartDrag event,  

Data.SetData listview.SelectedItem.Key, vbCFFiles

since each item's key represents the path and name of the files.  However, when I do this I receive an error message or the like.  From the help file, I assume that this has something to do with a bstr variable(?) and the vbCFFiles format.  Since I am new to VB, I am not sure what this is all about and how to specify the vbCFFiles format with the data that I have.  If anyone knows how to do this and solve my OLE drag problem, please let me know.  More points await.

Thanks in advance, showme
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ID: 1466754
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Expert Comment

ID: 1466756
Try this:
Data.Files.Add listview.SelectedItem.Key
AllowedEffects = vbDropEffectCopy

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Author Comment

ID: 1466757
I tried the code you submitted but I received an error number 5 from the common controls DLL when I started to drag.  Let me know if there is another way.  

Thanks again, showme

Accepted Solution

anthonyc earned 200 total points
ID: 1466758
here is a small example that works..  Place a listview and a textbox on your form, and set the textbox's OLEDROPMODE to Manual.

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    ListView1.ListItems.Add , "c:\winnt\notepad.exe", "c:\winnt\notepad.exe"
End Sub

Private Sub ListView1_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button And vbLeftButton And (Not ListView1.SelectedItem Is Nothing) Then
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub ListView1_OLEStartDrag(Data As ComctlLib.DataObject, AllowedEffects As Long)
    Data.Files.Add ListView1.SelectedItem.Key
    Data.SetData , vbCFFiles
    AllowedEffects = 3

End Sub

Private Sub Text1_OLEDragDrop(Data As DataObject, Effect As Long, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    Text1.Text = Data.Files(1)
End Sub


Author Comment

ID: 1466759
Tried the code and it worked fine.  Thanks, Anthony!  If you have the chance can you explain why your code worked and the other didn't?  Does it have something to do with the line;

Data.SetData , vbCFFiles

Thanks again, showme

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