Drag and Drop in 30 Seconds

If this doesn’t convince you that it is worthwhile to learn Blend and Behaviors…

  1. Open a new phone project in Blend and drag a shape onto the artboard (e.g., an ellipse).
  2. Click on Assets –> Behaviors and drag  MouseDragElementBehavior onto your shape
  3. There is no step 3.  Run the program.

Note that if you try this with a  Button or other control it won’t work.  But if you put that control inside a Border and then drag MouseDragElementBehavior onto the border, you can then drag the border.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a Senior Consultant with Wintellect, with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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3 Responses to Drag and Drop in 30 Seconds

  1. Moumen says:

    Cool. But that’s just the “Drag” part. How about the “Drop”? 😉

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