Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist


In some applications, you may want to allow the user to drag the entire document or file. For example, in Icon Editor, it might make sense to allow the user to drag the file for the icon currently in the editor. The application should indicate to the user that the document or file can be dragged by incorporating an icon graphic in the window of the application. The icon graphic should be dragable. In the case of Icon Editor, one of the icons used for displaying the contents of the icon file could be used for the drag. The icon should follow the guidelines for an icon used in dialog boxes; that is, it should be the same icon used to represent the document in File Manager, be 32x32 pixels, have a label, be placed adjacent to the data being dragged, and be used as the source indicator in the drag icon.