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how to drag cursor in the manner of TListView

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in TListView dragging an item would yield a drag cursor in the form of the item caption (when listview is in vsReport viewstyle).

Is it possible to replicate this behaviour on a tlist or any other component ?
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6254685
get the free drag&drop suite at
http://www.melander.dk/delphi/dragdrop/
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by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6254709
also look here for another components for drag and drop

http://www.torry.net/draganddrop.htm


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by:TOndrej
ID: 6254735
Yes, you can write a TDragObject descendant (overriding GetDragImages) and assign it to DragObject parameter in OnStartDrag event.
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by:fadyg
ID: 6255249
thanks all for the links

TOndrej, do you happen to have a small working example of your solution ?

FadyG
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unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs, StdCtrls;

type
  TMyDragObject = class(TDragObject)
  private
    FDragImages: TDragImageList;
  protected
    function GetDragImages: TDragImageList; override;
  public
    constructor Create;
    destructor Destroy; override;
  end;

  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Label1: TLabel;
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
    procedure Label1StartDrag(Sender: TObject;
      var DragObject: TDragObject);
    procedure FormDragOver(Sender, Source: TObject; X, Y: Integer;
      State: TDragState; var Accept: Boolean);
    procedure Label1EndDrag(Sender, Target: TObject; X, Y: Integer);
  private
    FDragObject: TMyDragObject;
  public
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

{ TMyDragObject protected }

function TMyDragObject.GetDragImages: TDragImageList;
begin
  Result := FDragImages;
end;

{ TMyDragObject public }

constructor TMyDragObject.Create;
var
  B: TBitmap;
begin
  inherited Create;
  FDragImages := TDragImageList.CreateSize(32, 32);
  B := TBitmap.Create;
  B.Height := FDragImages.Height;
  B.Width := FDragImages.Width;
  try
    B.Canvas.Brush.Style := bsClear;
    B.Canvas.Ellipse(Rect(0, 0, 32, 32));
    B.Canvas.Font.Color := clRed;
    B.Canvas.TextOut(2, 4, 'Hello');
    FDragImages.AddMasked(B, clWhite);
  finally
    B.Free;
  end;
end;

destructor TMyDragObject.Destroy;
begin
  FDragImages.Free;
  inherited Destroy;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  { drag image is only displayed over controls which include csDisplayDragImage
    in their ControlStyle }
  ControlStyle := ControlStyle + [csDisplayDragImage];
end;

procedure TForm1.Label1StartDrag(Sender: TObject;
  var DragObject: TDragObject);
begin
  FDragObject := TMyDragObject.Create;
  DragObject := FDragObject;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormDragOver(Sender, Source: TObject; X, Y: Integer;
  State: TDragState; var Accept: Boolean);
begin
  Accept := True;
end;

procedure TForm1.Label1EndDrag(Sender, Target: TObject; X, Y: Integer);
begin
  FDragObject.Free;
end;

end.
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by:fadyg
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short and straight to the point
thanks !!
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