Thursday, March 25, 2010

DoDragDrop prevents DoubleClick event from firing

I've tried implementing Drag & Drop in a ListView object, however, calling DoDragDrop from either MouseMove or MouseDown prevented DoubleClick event from firing.

There are few posts online about it, mostly saying using MouseDown event and checking:
e.Clicks == 1
(see for example: here)

However this didn't work for me (DoubleClick fired some times, but most of the time it didn't). After doing further research I came with the following full solution:

bool _beginDragDrop = false;

void ListViewBase_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
if ((e.Button == MouseButtons.Left)&&(_beginDragDrop == true))
// Replace this with the object you want to Drag & Drop
object draggedObject = this;
this.DoDragDrop(draggedObject, DragDropEffects.Copy);

void ListViewBase_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
if ((e.Button == MouseButtons.Left) && (e.Clicks == 1))
_beginDragDrop = true;
_beginDragDrop = false;


Jonny5 said...
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Jonathon Reinhart said...

Perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

The only thing is, I added
_beginDragDrop = false;
after the DoDragDrop() call, to make sure it is cleared. In my case, I was using a common _beginDragDrop for a bunch of separate tool strip buttons.