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     Drag-and-Drop Options
     Drag-and-Drop Within GridControl
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The GridControl supports native drag-and-drop that allows your end-users to:


The GridControl's data source should implement the IList interface to make built-in drag-and-drop data modifications work correctly.


The GridControl does not raise the native drag-and-drop events (for example, DragDrop.DragOver, DragDrop.Drop, etc.). Use Drag-and-Drop Options instead.

Expanded Enabling Drag-and-Drop

Set the DataViewBase.AllowDragDrop property to true to activate the drag-and-drop functionality. The code sample below demonstrates how to enable drag-and-drop in the TableView:

See the How to: Enable Drag-and-Drop in the TableView example to learn more.


The GridControl ships with native drag-and-drop support starting from version 17.2. Use Drag-and-Drop Managers to enable drag-and-drop functionality in the previous versions.

Expanded Drag-and-Drop within GridControl

Your end-users can reorder records within the GridControl. See the following topic that demonstrates such drag-and-drop operations:

Expanded Drag-and-Drop between Controls and Applications

The GridControl allows dragging records and dropping them in external controls that support drag-and-drop functionality. You can perform drag-and-drop operations within a single application, or between different applications. See the following topics to learn more:

Expanded Drag-and-Drop Customization

You can customize the GridControl's drag-and-drop functionality to support a wide variety of drag-and-drop scenarios. The following topics demonstrate how to provide the required behavior:

  • Drag-and-Drop Options

    Lists drag-and-drop options that allow you to control drag-and-drop operations manually. For example, you can forbid dragging/dropping on specific records, implement a copy operation, etc.

  • Drag-and-Drop Hint

    Describes how to customize the drag-and-drop hint.

  • Drop Marker

    Describes how to customize the drop marker.

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