ToolStripItem.AllowDrop Property


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Gets or sets a value indicating whether drag-and-drop and item reordering are handled through events that you implement.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual bool AllowDrop { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if drag-and-drop operations are allowed in the control; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Exception Condition

AllowDrop and AllowItemReorder are both set to true.

Set the AllowDrop property to true and set the AllowItemReorder property to false to respond to drag-and-drop behavior you have defined in the ToolStripItem.DragEnter, ToolStripItem.DragLeave, and ToolStripItem.DragDrop events.

Set the AllowDrop property to false and set the AllowItemReorder property to true to cause the ToolStripItem class to handle drag-and-drop and item reordering privately.

Setting both the AllowDrop and the AllowItemReorder properties to true throws an exception.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the AllowDrop property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ToolStripItem class.

// This utility method creates a RolloverItem 
// and adds it to a ToolStrip control.
private RolloverItem CreateRolloverItem(
    ToolStrip owningToolStrip,
    string txt,
    Font f,
    string imgKey,
    TextImageRelation tir,
    string backImgKey)
    RolloverItem item = new RolloverItem();

    item.Alignment = ToolStripItemAlignment.Left;
    item.AllowDrop = false;
    item.AutoSize = true;

    item.BackgroundImage = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images[backImgKey];
    item.BackgroundImageLayout = ImageLayout.Center;
    item.DisplayStyle = ToolStripItemDisplayStyle.ImageAndText;
    item.DoubleClickEnabled = true;
    item.Enabled = true;
    item.Font = f;

    // These assignments are equivalent. Each assigns an
    // image from the owning toolstrip's image list.
    item.ImageKey = imgKey;
    //item.Image = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images[infoIconKey];
    //item.ImageIndex = owningToolStrip.ImageList.Images.IndexOfKey(infoIconKey);
    item.ImageScaling = ToolStripItemImageScaling.None;

    item.Owner = owningToolStrip;
    item.Padding = new Padding(2);
    item.Text = txt;
    item.TextAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
    item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
    item.TextImageRelation = tir;

    return item;

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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