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How to move the Label/Jlabel with a mouseDragged event.

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How can the label be moved When you drag the mouse the label in the drawing canvas. The label should move at every point the mouse is dragged to (i.e the current location of the mouse).
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by:mmuruganandam
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on the mouse move, change the labels location.
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by:mmuruganandam
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use the MouseMotionListener's processMouseMotionEvent .
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by:hapciu
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more precisely:

in your drawing canvas (usually a JPanel) add a mouseMotionListener (or MouseMotionAdapter). in this, you implement mouseDragged or MouseMoved like this:

class YourPanel {
.....
JLabel yourLabel;
.....
this.addMouseMotionListener( new MouseMotionAdapter() {
  public void mouseDragged(MouseMotionEvent e) {
    yourLabel.setLocation(e.getX(), e.getY());
    YourPanel.this.repaint();
  }
});
......
}
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Hi amba2004,

    label.addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter(){
           public void mousePressed(MouseEvent ev)
           {startMove(ev.getX(),ev.getY());}
           public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent ev)
           {endMove(ev.getX(),ev.getY());}
       });


    label.addMouseMotionListener(new MouseMotionAdapter(){
           public void mouseDragged(MouseEvent ev)
           {doMove(ev.getX(),ev.getY());}
       });

    int mx,my;
    void startMove(int x,int y)
    {
        mx=x;
        my=y;
    }

    void endMove(int x,int y)
    {
       doMove(x,y);
    }

    void doMove(int x,int y)
    {
        Point pt=label.getLocation();
        label.setLocation(pt.x+x-mx,pt.y+y-my);
    }
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by:RobCSP
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Look at:
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http://java.sun.com/developer/JDCTechTips/2003/tt0318.html
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by:Webstorm
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You can also add a mousemotionlistener on the label container :

    cont.addMouseMotionListener(new MouseMotionAdapter(){
           public void mouseDragged(MouseEvent ev)
           {contdoMove(ev.getX(),ev.getY());}
       });

    void contdoMove(int x,int y)
    {
        label.setLocation(x-mx,y-my);
    }

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by:Webstorm
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>> http://java.sun.com/developer/JDCTechTips/2003/tt0318.html
It's about Drag & Drop, not moving component

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:-)
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