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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 4. Implementing Drag and Drop Between the OS and AIR

The previous chapter explored the rich integration that AIR has with the Operating System (OS) clipboard. In this chapter, you will further explore integration possibilities using drag and drop, a technique familiar to most desktop application users. This technique, combined with others you will learn throughout this book, allows you to create AIR applications that have the look and feel of more traditional desktop applications.

The following sections explain the DragManager and NativeDragManager classes, and include several examples of using each. You will also explore the drag-and-drop operations used within the dpTimeTracker to gain an understanding of how these pieces can be used ...

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