Name: gm110360 Date: 10/25/2001
java version "1.4.0-beta2"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-beta2-b77)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-beta2-b77, mixed mode)
I like the new Swing Data Transfer mechanism mechanism in the JDK 1.4 beta.
Unfortunately, I can't use it for my application, because I need to be able to
accept objects which are dropped anywhere at all - including objects dropped on
my frame's title bar.
Using the AWT drag and drop mechanism, I can implement what I need by creating
a DropTarget object and then calling setDropTarget() on my JFrame; this works
because JFrame ultimately inherits from java.awt.Component, which defines
setDropTarget(). I would love to use the new Swing Data Transfer mechanism
instead so that I wouldn't have to implement my own DropTarget object. But I
can't, because JFrame doesn't inherit from JComponent and so I can't call
setTransferHandler() on a JFrame. I could call setTransferHandler() on the
root pane, which is a JComponent - but that wouldn't accept objects dropped
onto the frame's title bar.
FYI, I'm using Windows 2000, although I suspect that this issue is platform-
(Review ID: 134445)