Showing the Drop Location
Generally during a drag operation, a component gives visual feedback when it can accept the data. It might highlight the drop location, or it might show a caret or a horizontal line where the insertion would occur. Swing renders the drop location when the
canImport method for the component's
TransferHandler returns true.
To control this programmatically, you can use the
setShowDropLocation method. Calling this method with
true causes the visual feedback for the drop location to always be displayed, even if the drop will not be accepted. Calling this method with
false prevents any visual feedback, even if the drop will be accepted. You always invoke this method from
The Demo - LocationSensitiveDemo page includes a combo box that enables you to choose to always show the drop location, or never show the drop location, or the default behavior. But first we will talk about location sensitive drop.