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Issue 2.2


DragLib 1.8

Issue: 2.2 (October/November 2003)
Author: Jim Rodovich
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Article Length (in bytes): 3,871
Starting Page Number: 8
Article Number: 2202
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Apple introduced Drag and Drop in System 7 as a quick and flexible alternative to the clipboard. Instead of copying and pasting text or other objects, users could just drag them to the destination. Since then, many users have taken a liking to the feature, which remains a part of operating systems today.

Drag and Drop has remained largely unchanged over the years. In fact, the largest difference may be a mere aesthetic issue: whereas in the feature's early days, dragged items were represented by a gray rectangular outline, modern implementations typically display a translucent version of the text or object being dragged.

Unfortunately, REALbasic is stuck in the past and does not currently allow translucent dragging. Enter DragLib, which wraps Mac OS toolbox calls to give additional Drag and Drop support to REALbasic programmers.

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