In my example, the source view contained Mail Received and the three destination views were: On Hold, In Process and Completed.
After several attempts using the drag and drop events available in the View and DB event handlers, I found that the events don't work between views. This functionality only seems to works with folders. So I came up with a simple solution.
- Create a frameset and define the source and destination views. Be sure to assign a suitable name to each frame.
- In the QueryDragDrop event of the destination view, include the following LotusScript code:
Call ws.SetTargetFrame("SourceFrame") 'this is the key Set uiview = ws.CurrentView Set DocColl = uiview.Documents
The SetTargetFrame changes the reference to the source view and voila, you get the document collection.
- With the collection in hand, write the required code in the PostDragDrop event of the respective target view.
Note: The trick was figuring out which documents were selected in the source view as they are dragged into the destination view.
That's all it takes. You now have a cool drag and drop feature that users can play without the worry of action buttons.
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This was first published in May 2010