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Re: Drag and drop and cut, copy, paste between awt / swing and swt. [message #575047] Tue, 28 April 2009 15:07
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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Maybe asking the albireo guys?


Grant Gayed schrieb:
> Hi Greg,
> I've asked someone here about this, and though we've never tried this, the
> belief is that it should be possible. On the swt side you subclass
> ByteArrayTransfer, and on the awt/swing side you have a custom data flavor.
> The part that's less clear (though may be trivial to someone that uses
> awt/string reguarly) is how to specify the data type name on the awt/swing
> side, because the awt/swing DataFlavors are keyed by mimeType, which I think
> != the data type name on the swt side. Looking at the javadoc pages,
> SystemFlavorMap looks like it could be useful for doing this mapping.
> Sorry if this answer isn't definitive enough, I was hoping that someone else
> had more concrete experience with this (the awt/swing side in particular).
> I plan to investigate this when I have more time and will post an example
> snippet if successful, but for the next while we're winding down the eclipse
> 3.5 work, so I'm not sure when this will be. (If anyone else has an example
> of this then please submit it!).
> Grant
> "Greg Pirsig" <> wrote in message
> news:80422c4a99c27545a8814a26dd94a875$
>> Greetings all!
>> My Project Team and I are evaluating different Rich Client Platforms
>> that we can use with out next integration project. I don't need
>> anything too fancy, but I will need to incorporate some existing swing
>> controls (NASA's World Wind etc) and will need to support cut, copy,
>> paste and drag and drop of custom objects between awt / swing and swt.
>> After reading ali's harrowing journey that seemed to end in defeat
>> (search for "Drag and drop from SWT to Swing with a custom
>> ByteArrayTransfer"), I�d like to clarify if this is a reasonable
>> expectation. Does the Eclipse rcp support custom transfer types between
>> swt and awt / swing? Does it work? Has anyone gotten this to work or
>> should I just stick to swing?
>> Thanks
>> Greg Pirsig.
>> P.S. I've already added this issue to the RCP newsgroup, but without any
>> luck so far. I hope no one minds me adding it here too in an attempt to
>> seek out anyone who can help... also please let me know if there is a
>> better place or another website that I should be asking such questions?
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