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How to enable the drag-and-drop operation in Windows Forms

This article describes an All-In-One Code Framework sample that is available for download. This code sample demonstrates how to enablethe drag-and-drop operation between Windows Forms controls.

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Technical overview

To enable the drag-and-drop operation between the ListBox and the TreeView controls, follow these steps:
  1. Open the solution and run it.
  2. Click on an item in the ListBox control (right side), drag it onto the TreeView control (left side).
Note For more information about how to create and deploy the sample application, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the download package.

Technology category

  • Windows Forms Development


This code sample contains the following programming languages:

LanguageProject Name
Visual C#CSWinFormDragAndDrop
Visual Basic.NETVBWinFormDragAndDrop


  • To run this sample code, you must have the .NET Framework 3.5 installed.
  • This sample code was created by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1.


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Article ID: 2451456 - Last Review: 11/17/2010 03:42:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

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