Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.awt.dnd
Class DragSource

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.awt.dnd.DragSource
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class DragSource
extends Object
implements Serializable

The DragSource is the entity responsible for the initiation of the Drag and Drop operation, and may be used in a number of scenarios:

Once the DragSource is obtained, a DragGestureRecognizer should also be obtained to associate the DragSource with a particular Component.

The initial interpretation of the user's gesture, and the subsequent starting of the drag operation are the responsibility of the implementing Component, which is usually implemented by a DragGestureRecognizer.

When a drag gesture occurs, the DragSource's startDrag() method shall be invoked in order to cause processing of the user's navigational gestures and delivery of Drag and Drop protocol notifications. A DragSource shall only permit a single Drag and Drop operation to be current at any one time, and shall reject any further startDrag() requests by throwing an IllegalDnDOperationException until such time as the extant operation is complete.

The startDrag() method invokes the createDragSourceContext() method to instantiate an appropriate DragSourceContext and associate the DragSourceContextPeer with that.

If the Drag and Drop System is unable to initiate a drag operation for some reason, the startDrag() method throws a java.awt.dnd.InvalidDnDOperationException to signal such a condition. Typically this exception is thrown when the underlying platform system is either not in a state to initiate a drag, or the parameters specified are invalid.

Note that during the drag, the set of operations exposed by the source at the start of the drag operation may not change until the operation is complete. The operation(s) are constant for the duration of the operation with respect to the DragSource.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
static Cursor DefaultCopyDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a copy operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed.
static Cursor DefaultCopyNoDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a copy operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed.
static Cursor DefaultLinkDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a link operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed.
static Cursor DefaultLinkNoDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a link operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed.
static Cursor DefaultMoveDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a move operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed.
static Cursor DefaultMoveNoDrop
          The default Cursor to use with a move operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed.
 
Constructor Summary
DragSource()
          Creates a new DragSource.
 
Method Summary
 void addDragSourceListener(DragSourceListener dsl)
          Adds the specified DragSourceListener to this DragSource to receive drag source events during drag operations intiated with this DragSource.
 void addDragSourceMotionListener(DragSourceMotionListener dsml)
          Adds the specified DragSourceMotionListener to this DragSource to receive drag motion events during drag operations intiated with this DragSource.
 DragGestureRecognizer createDefaultDragGestureRecognizer(Component c, int actions, DragGestureListener dgl)
          Creates a new DragGestureRecognizer that implements the default abstract subclass of DragGestureRecognizer for this DragSource, and sets the specified Component and DragGestureListener on the newly created object.
<T extends DragGestureRecognizer>
T
createDragGestureRecognizer(Class<T> recognizerAbstractClass, Component c, int actions, DragGestureListener dgl)
          Creates a new DragGestureRecognizer that implements the specified abstract subclass of DragGestureRecognizer, and sets the specified Component and DragGestureListener on the newly created object.
protected  DragSourceContext createDragSourceContext(java.awt.dnd.peer.DragSourceContextPeer dscp, DragGestureEvent dgl, Cursor dragCursor, Image dragImage, Point imageOffset, Transferable t, DragSourceListener dsl)
          Creates the DragSourceContext to handle this drag.
static DragSource getDefaultDragSource()
          Gets the DragSource object associated with the underlying platform.
 DragSourceListener[] getDragSourceListeners()
          Gets all the DragSourceListeners registered with this DragSource.
 DragSourceMotionListener[] getDragSourceMotionListeners()
          Gets all of the DragSourceMotionListeners registered with this DragSource.
static int getDragThreshold()
          Returns the drag gesture motion threshold.
 FlavorMap getFlavorMap()
          This method returns the FlavorMap for this DragSource.
<T extends EventListener>
T[]
getListeners(Class<T> listenerType)
          Gets all the objects currently registered as FooListeners upon this DragSource.
static boolean isDragImageSupported()
          Reports whether or not drag Image support is available on the underlying platform.
 void removeDragSourceListener(DragSourceListener dsl)
          Removes the specified DragSourceListener from this DragSource.
 void removeDragSourceMotionListener(DragSourceMotionListener dsml)
          Removes the specified DragSourceMotionListener from this DragSource.
 void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger, Cursor dragCursor, Image dragImage, Point dragOffset, Transferable transferable, DragSourceListener dsl)
          Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Image to drag, the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger, the subject data of the drag, and the DragSourceListener.
 void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger, Cursor dragCursor, Image dragImage, Point imageOffset, Transferable transferable, DragSourceListener dsl, FlavorMap flavorMap)
          Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Image to drag, the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger, the Transferable subject data of the drag, the DragSourceListener, and the FlavorMap.
 void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger, Cursor dragCursor, Transferable transferable, DragSourceListener dsl)
          Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Transferable subject data of the drag, and the DragSourceListener.
 void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger, Cursor dragCursor, Transferable transferable, DragSourceListener dsl, FlavorMap flavorMap)
          Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Transferable subject data of the drag, the DragSourceListener, and the FlavorMap.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

DefaultCopyDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultCopyDrop
The default Cursor to use with a copy operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

DefaultMoveDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultMoveDrop
The default Cursor to use with a move operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

DefaultLinkDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultLinkDrop
The default Cursor to use with a link operation indicating that a drop is currently allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

DefaultCopyNoDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultCopyNoDrop
The default Cursor to use with a copy operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

DefaultMoveNoDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultMoveNoDrop
The default Cursor to use with a move operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

DefaultLinkNoDrop

public static final Cursor DefaultLinkNoDrop
The default Cursor to use with a link operation indicating that a drop is currently not allowed. null if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true.

See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()
Constructor Detail

DragSource

public DragSource()
           throws HeadlessException
Creates a new DragSource.

Throws:
HeadlessException - if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true
See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()
Method Detail

getDefaultDragSource

public static DragSource getDefaultDragSource()
Gets the DragSource object associated with the underlying platform.

Returns:
the platform DragSource
Throws:
HeadlessException - if GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless() returns true
See Also:
GraphicsEnvironment.isHeadless()

isDragImageSupported

public static boolean isDragImageSupported()
Reports whether or not drag Image support is available on the underlying platform.

Returns:
if the Drag Image support is available on this platform

startDrag

public void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger,
                      Cursor dragCursor,
                      Image dragImage,
                      Point imageOffset,
                      Transferable transferable,
                      DragSourceListener dsl,
                      FlavorMap flavorMap)
               throws InvalidDnDOperationException
Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Image to drag, the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger, the Transferable subject data of the drag, the DragSourceListener, and the FlavorMap.

Parameters:
trigger - the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag
dragCursor - the initial Cursor or null for defaults
dragImage - the image to drag or null,
imageOffset - the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger
transferable - the subject data of the drag
dsl - the DragSourceListener
flavorMap - the FlavorMap to use, or null

Throws:
java.awt.dnd.InvalidDnDOperationException - if the Drag and Drop system is unable to initiate a drag operation, or if the user attempts to start a drag while an existing drag operation is still executing
InvalidDnDOperationException

startDrag

public void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger,
                      Cursor dragCursor,
                      Transferable transferable,
                      DragSourceListener dsl,
                      FlavorMap flavorMap)
               throws InvalidDnDOperationException
Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Transferable subject data of the drag, the DragSourceListener, and the FlavorMap.

Parameters:
trigger - the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag
dragCursor - the initial Cursor or null for defaults
transferable - the subject data of the drag
dsl - the DragSourceListener
flavorMap - the FlavorMap to use or null

Throws:
java.awt.dnd.InvalidDnDOperationException - if the Drag and Drop system is unable to initiate a drag operation, or if the user attempts to start a drag while an existing drag operation is still executing
InvalidDnDOperationException

startDrag

public void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger,
                      Cursor dragCursor,
                      Image dragImage,
                      Point dragOffset,
                      Transferable transferable,
                      DragSourceListener dsl)
               throws InvalidDnDOperationException
Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Image to drag, the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger, the subject data of the drag, and the DragSourceListener.

Parameters:
trigger - the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag
dragCursor - the initial Cursor or null for defaults
dragImage - the Image to drag or null
dragOffset - the offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the Cursor at the instant of the trigger
transferable - the subject data of the drag
dsl - the DragSourceListener

Throws:
java.awt.dnd.InvalidDnDOperationException - if the Drag and Drop system is unable to initiate a drag operation, or if the user attempts to start a drag while an existing drag operation is still executing
InvalidDnDOperationException

startDrag

public void startDrag(DragGestureEvent trigger,
                      Cursor dragCursor,
                      Transferable transferable,
                      DragSourceListener dsl)
               throws InvalidDnDOperationException
Start a drag, given the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag, the initial Cursor to use, the Transferable subject data of the drag, and the DragSourceListener.

Parameters:
trigger - the DragGestureEvent that initiated the drag
dragCursor - the initial Cursor or null for defaults
transferable - the subject data of the drag
dsl - the DragSourceListener

Throws:
java.awt.dnd.InvalidDnDOperationException - if the Drag and Drop system is unable to initiate a drag operation, or if the user attempts to start a drag while an existing drag operation is still executing
InvalidDnDOperationException

createDragSourceContext

protected DragSourceContext createDragSourceContext(java.awt.dnd.peer.DragSourceContextPeer dscp,
                                                    DragGestureEvent dgl,
                                                    Cursor dragCursor,
                                                    Image dragImage,
                                                    Point imageOffset,
                                                    Transferable t,
                                                    DragSourceListener dsl)
Creates the DragSourceContext to handle this drag.

To incorporate a new DragSourceContext subclass, subclass DragSource and override this method.

If dragImage is null, no image is used to represent the drag over feedback for this drag operation, but NullPointerException is not thrown.

If dsl is null, no drag source listener is registered with the created DragSourceContext, but NullPointerException is not thrown.

If dragCursor is null, the default drag cursors are used for this drag operation. NullPointerException is not thrown.

Parameters:
dscp - The DragSourceContextPeer for this drag
dgl - The DragGestureEvent that triggered the drag
dragCursor - The initial Cursor to display
dragImage - The Image to drag or null
imageOffset - The offset of the Image origin from the hotspot of the cursor at the instant of the trigger
t - The subject data of the drag
dsl - The DragSourceListener
Returns:
the DragSourceContext
Throws:
NullPointerException - if dscp is null
NullPointerException - if dgl is null
NullPointerException - if dragImage is not null and imageOffset is null
NullPointerException - if t is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the Component associated with the trigger event is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if the DragSource for the trigger event is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if the drag action for the trigger event is DnDConstants.ACTION_NONE.
IllegalArgumentException - if the source actions for the DragGestureRecognizer associated with the trigger event are equal to DnDConstants.ACTION_NONE.

getFlavorMap

public FlavorMap getFlavorMap()
This method returns the FlavorMap for this DragSource.

Returns:
the FlavorMap for this DragSource

createDragGestureRecognizer

public <T extends DragGestureRecognizer> T createDragGestureRecognizer(Class<T> recognizerAbstractClass,
                                                                       Component c,
                                                                       int actions,
                                                                       DragGestureListener dgl)
Creates a new DragGestureRecognizer that implements the specified abstract subclass of DragGestureRecognizer, and sets the specified Component and DragGestureListener on the newly created object.

Parameters:
recognizerAbstractClass - the requested abstract type
actions - the permitted source drag actions
c - the Component target
dgl - the DragGestureListener to notify

Returns:
the new DragGestureRecognizer or null if the Toolkit.createDragGestureRecognizer method has no implementation available for the requested DragGestureRecognizer subclass and returns null

createDefaultDragGestureRecognizer

public DragGestureRecognizer createDefaultDragGestureRecognizer(Component c,
                                                                int actions,
                                                                DragGestureListener dgl)
Creates a new DragGestureRecognizer that implements the default abstract subclass of DragGestureRecognizer for this DragSource, and sets the specified Component and DragGestureListener on the newly created object. For this DragSource the default is MouseDragGestureRecognizer.

Parameters:
c - the Component target for the recognizer
actions - the permitted source actions
dgl - the DragGestureListener to notify

Returns:
the new DragGestureRecognizer or null if the Toolkit.createDragGestureRecognizer method has no implementation available for the requested DragGestureRecognizer subclass and returns null

addDragSourceListener

public void addDragSourceListener(DragSourceListener dsl)
Adds the specified DragSourceListener to this DragSource to receive drag source events during drag operations intiated with this DragSource. If a null listener is specified, no action is taken and no exception is thrown.

Parameters:
dsl - the DragSourceListener to add
Since:
1.4
See Also:
removeDragSourceListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceListener), getDragSourceListeners()

removeDragSourceListener

public void removeDragSourceListener(DragSourceListener dsl)
Removes the specified DragSourceListener from this DragSource. If a null listener is specified, no action is taken and no exception is thrown. If the listener specified by the argument was not previously added to this DragSource, no action is taken and no exception is thrown.

Parameters:
dsl - the DragSourceListener to remove
Since:
1.4
See Also:
addDragSourceListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceListener), getDragSourceListeners()

getDragSourceListeners

public DragSourceListener[] getDragSourceListeners()
Gets all the DragSourceListeners registered with this DragSource.

Returns:
all of this DragSource's DragSourceListeners or an empty array if no such listeners are currently registered
Since:
1.4
See Also:
addDragSourceListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceListener), removeDragSourceListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceListener)

addDragSourceMotionListener

public void addDragSourceMotionListener(DragSourceMotionListener dsml)
Adds the specified DragSourceMotionListener to this DragSource to receive drag motion events during drag operations intiated with this DragSource. If a null listener is specified, no action is taken and no exception is thrown.

Parameters:
dsml - the DragSourceMotionListener to add
Since:
1.4
See Also:
removeDragSourceMotionListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceMotionListener), getDragSourceMotionListeners()

removeDragSourceMotionListener

public void removeDragSourceMotionListener(DragSourceMotionListener dsml)
Removes the specified DragSourceMotionListener from this DragSource. If a null listener is specified, no action is taken and no exception is thrown. If the listener specified by the argument was not previously added to this DragSource, no action is taken and no exception is thrown.

Parameters:
dsml - the DragSourceMotionListener to remove
Since:
1.4
See Also:
addDragSourceMotionListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceMotionListener), getDragSourceMotionListeners()

getDragSourceMotionListeners

public DragSourceMotionListener[] getDragSourceMotionListeners()
Gets all of the DragSourceMotionListeners registered with this DragSource.

Returns:
all of this DragSource's DragSourceMotionListeners or an empty array if no such listeners are currently registered
Since:
1.4
See Also:
addDragSourceMotionListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceMotionListener), removeDragSourceMotionListener(java.awt.dnd.DragSourceMotionListener)

getListeners

public <T extends EventListener> T[] getListeners(Class<T> listenerType)
Gets all the objects currently registered as FooListeners upon this DragSource. FooListeners are registered using the addFooListener method.

Parameters:
listenerType - the type of listeners requested; this parameter should specify an interface that descends from java.util.EventListener
Returns:
an array of all objects registered as FooListeners on this DragSource, or an empty array if no such listeners have been added
Throws:
ClassCastException - if listenerType doesn't specify a class or interface that implements java.util.EventListener
Since:
1.4
See Also:
getDragSourceListeners(), getDragSourceMotionListeners()

getDragThreshold

public static int getDragThreshold()
Returns the drag gesture motion threshold. The drag gesture motion threshold defines the recommended behavior for MouseDragGestureRecognizers.

If the system property awt.dnd.drag.threshold is set to a positive integer, this method returns the value of the system property; otherwise if a pertinent desktop property is available and supported by the implementation of the Java platform, this method returns the value of that property; otherwise this method returns some default value. The pertinent desktop property can be queried using java.awt.Toolkit.getDesktopProperty("DnD.gestureMotionThreshold").

Returns:
the drag gesture motion threshold
Since:
1.5
See Also:
MouseDragGestureRecognizer

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