Drag-and-drop is clicking the mouse button and holding it on a selected item, then dragging the item to a new location and releasing the mouse button.
A technique for moving or copying data between applications, between windows within an application, or within a single window in an application. The user selects the data to be transferred and drags the data to the desired destination.
Technique of moving cells and their contents. Consists of selecting cells, positioning the arrowhead on the cell selection, pressing and holding the mouse button, moving the mouse, and releasing the mouse button. Thus the cell is "dropped" at a new location, either on top of existing cells, or between cells or rows, or beyond the end of a row.
A combination of features that allows the user to drag an item and drop it into another item using the mouse. An item can be a source (the item the user drags) or a target (the item on which the user drops a source).
a feature supported by Windows and most modern Windows applications, enabling objects to be moved, copied, or linked with a simple mouse action. In the most basic form of dragging-and-dropping, the left mouse button is depressed over a source object, which is then dragged while holding down the mouse button, and finally dropped onto a target object by releasing the mouse button. Special key combinations may be supported to indicate the choice of copying (typically via the Ctrl key), moving, linking, or performing other types of transfer operations. Generally you can cancel a drag-and-drop while it's in progress by pressing the Esc key, or clicking the other mouse button. Another mode of dragging and dropping uses the right mouse button instead of the left one. In this case, a context menu appears when you perform the drop (i.e. release the right mouse button). This gives you an opportunity to choose the desired operation, or Cancel, without having to touch the keyboard. Montage supports both modes of dragging and dropping Shortcuts.
A GUI that allows you to use your mouse to drag elements from one location to another.
process by which the user drags and drops track icons within a window, an application or across applications to trigger a process.
In graphical user interfaces, the act of using the mouse to move an icon or an object into a window or onto another icon or object.
A GUI interface technique of dragging an onscreen element with the mouse from one location to another. Drag-and-drop can be used for moving files, as well as for dropping files into a program window for quick display.
To place your mouse pointer on a screen object, such as a document, press and hold the mouse button, drag the mouse pointer to another screen object, and release the mouse button. Using the Tapestry software you can drag and drop to create, edit, or link documents. Also known as Drag Transfer.
The movement of on-screen objects by dragging them across the screen with the mouse.
In StarOffice you can use the mouse to copy or move selected text or objects to other places. For example, to move text you first select some text, then click into the selection, keep the mouse button pressed, and drag the selection to another place. Release the mouse button when the insert cursor is at the insert position you want. If you hold down the Ctrl button when you release the mouse, the text is copied. Generally drag-and-drop also works with other objects, and also across different documents.
Move (drag) an object on top of another object and release the mouse button, thus relocating the object.
interface: Mac users have been dragging and dropping files and folders into the trash can for years. System 7 enlarged upon the idea. For example, you may drag and drop a document's icon onto the icon (or alias) of an application, and if the application is able to, it will launch and open the document. More recently, some applications have implemented drag-and-drop as a shortcut for cutting and pasting.
The action of dragging an item with the mouse from one location to another, and releasing the mouse button at the destination.
In computer graphical user interfaces, drag-and-drop is the action of (or support for the action of) clicking on a virtual object and dragging it to a different location or onto another virtual object. In general, it can be used to invoke many kinds of actions, or create various types of associations between two abstract objects.