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<title>Drag and Drop in the Eclipse UI</title>
<date>August 25, 2003</date>
<category>Drag and drop</category>
<category>User interface</category>
<name>John Arthorne</name>
In this article, we discuss the drag and drop facilities
provided by JFace and the Eclipse platform UI. After reading
this, you will know how to add drag and drop support to your own
Eclipse views, and how that support will interact with the
standard views in the Eclipse platform. Along the way, we'll
also discuss that keyboard relative of drag and drop: cut and
paste. You'll learn that putting your own custom objects on the
clipboard is easy once you've figured out the basics of drag and