This example exercise is meant to show how to create a display file capable of drag and drop between subfiles.

Example Steps

  1. Open the Profound UI Visual Designer, start with a new display file and name the record format SFLCTL1 .

      


  2. Add an empty panel labeled Drag and Drop .

      


  3. Add an exit button labeled Exit bound to an indicator named BTNEXIT .

      


  4. Add two single column subfiles with output fields as shown below.

      


  5. Set the id of the first subfile to Grid1 and the second subfile to Grid2.

      


  6. Set the record format name of the first subfile ( Grid1 ) to SFLA and the second subfile ( Grid2 ) to SFLB .

      


  7. Add an output field to each subfile  bound to FIELDA and FIELDB respectively. These fields are 20A .

      


  8. Bind an indicator named SFLCLR to the clear subfile property of both subfiles. (The same indicator can be used with both subfiles.)

      


  9. For both subfiles, set the properties as shown:

      


  10. Select the SFTCTL1 record format and bind the following fields to the properties shown:

      


  11. Save the display file as DRAGD and compile it to your library.

      


  12. Compile the code below into your QRPGLESRC. A file is attached here to import into your library: DRAGR.RPGLE.

         
    
         H DFTACTGRP(*NO)
          *
         FDRAGD     CF   E             WorkStn Handler('PROFOUNDUI(HANDLER)')
         F                                     SFile(SFLA : RRNA)
         F                                     SFILE(SFLB : RRNB)
         D RRNA            S              5I 0
         D RRNB            S              5I 0
         D ArrayA          S             20A   DIM(100)
         D  CountA         S              5I 0
         D ArrayB          S             20A   DIM(100)
         D  CountB         S              5I 0
         D RemoveItem      PR
         D rm_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D rm_Index                       5I 0 CONST
         D InsertItem      PR
         D in_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D in_Index                       5I 0 CONST
         D in_Value                      20A   CONST
         D in_Count                       5I 0
         D ClearEmpty      PR
         D cl_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D cl_Count                       5I 0
         D Item            S             20A
          /FREE
              ArrayA(1)  = 'Red';
              ArrayA(2)  = 'Green';
              ArrayA(3)  = 'Mouse';
              ArrayA(4)  = 'Dog';
              ArrayA(5)  = 'Kangaroo';
              ArrayA(6)  = 'Ant';
              ArrayA(7)  = 'Purple';
              ArrayA(8)  = 'White';
              ArrayA(9)  = 'Cat';
              ArrayA(10) = 'Camel';
              ArrayA(11) = 'Horse';
              CountA = 11;
            
              ArrayB(1) = 'Orange';
              ArrayB(2) = 'Gound Hog';
              ArrayB(3) = 'Yellow';
              ArrayB(4) = 'Black';
              ArrayB(5) = 'Hog';
              CountB = 5;
            Dou BTNEXIT = *On;
              // Clear the subfiles.
              SFLCLR= *On;
              Write SFLCTL1;
              SFLCLR= *Off;
              // Load subfile A with Array A
               FOR RRNA = 1 TO CountA;
                 FIELDA = ArrayA(RRNA);
                 WRITE SFLA;
               ENDFOR;
               // Load subfile B with Array B
               FOR RRNB = 1 TO CountB;
                 FIELDB = ArrayB(RRNB);
                 WRITE SFLB;
               ENDFOR;
              // Display the subfile.
              ExFmt SFLCTL1;
              If BTNEXIT = *Off;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid1' And DragToId = 'Grid1';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLA;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayA : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayA : DragToRN : FIELDA : CountA);
               ENDIF;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid1' And DragToId = 'Grid2';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLA;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayA : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayB : DragToRN : FIELDA : CountB);
               ENDIF;
            
               If DragFromId = 'Grid2' And DragToId = 'Grid2';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLB;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayB : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayB : DragToRN : FIELDB : CountB);
               ENDIF;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid2' And DragToId = 'Grid1';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLB;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayB : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayA : DragToRN : FIELDB : CountA);
               ENDIF;
               ClearEmpty(ArrayA : CountA);
               ClearEmpty(ArrayB : CountB);
              EndIf; // end if exit = off.
            EndDo;
            *InLr = *On;
            Return;
            
          /END-FREE
         P RemoveItem      B
         D RemoveItem      PI
         D rm_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D rm_Index                       5I 0 CONST
          /FREE
             rm_ARRAY(rm_Index) = 'EMPTYEMPTY';
             return;
          /END-FREE
        
         P RemoveItem      E
         P InsertItem      B
         D InsertItem      PI
         D in_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D in_Index                       5I 0 CONST
         D in_Value                      20A   CONST
         D in_Count                       5I 0
         D I               s              5I 0
         D Index           s                   like(in_Index)
        
          /FREE
             Index = in_Index + 1;
          * Shift each element from the end of the array forward, starting from
          * the end and working backward to the destination index spot.
             for i = in_Count downto Index;
               in_ARRAY(i+1) = in_ARRAY(i);
             ENDFOR;
          * The destination spot gets the parameter value.
             in_ARRAY(Index) = in_Value;
          * Increment the size of the array (how many elements are filled).
             in_Count+=1;
             return;
          /END-FREE
         P InsertItem      E
         P ClearEmpty      B
         D ClearEmpty      PI
         D cl_ARRAY                      20A   DIM(100)
         D cl_Count                       5I 0
         D lookIndex       s              5I 0
         D i               s              5I 0
          /FREE
             lookIndex = %lookup('EMPTYEMPTY':cl_ARRAY);
             if lookIndex > 0;
                for i =  lookIndex to cl_Count;
                cl_ARRAY(i) = cl_ARRAY(i+1);
                ENDFOR;
                cl_Count-=1;
             ENDIF;
             return;
          /END-FREE
         P ClearEmpty      E 

    The important piece of code is shown below.

    If BTNEXIT = *Off;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid1' And DragToId = 'Grid1';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLA;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayA : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayA : DragToRN : FIELDA : CountA);
               ENDIF;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid1' And DragToId = 'Grid2';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLA;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayA : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayB : DragToRN : FIELDA : CountB);
               ENDIF;
            
               If DragFromId = 'Grid2' And DragToId = 'Grid2';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLB;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayB : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayB : DragToRN : FIELDB : CountB);
               ENDIF;
               If DragFromId = 'Grid2' And DragToId = 'Grid1';
                 Chain DragFromRN SFLB;
                 RemoveItem(ArrayB : DragFromRN);
                 InsertItem(ArrayA : DragToRN : FIELDB : CountA);
               ENDIF;

    Using the data taken from DragFromId and DragToId, we can determine the subfile that the item was taken from, and where it was dropped. Then using the RemoveItem() and InsertItem() sub procedures included in the code, we can then remove the item from the original subfile and insert it into the correct position on the new subfile.
     

Properties

Property NamePromptablePossible ValuesBindable?Available In
Allow Drag❌ (DROPDOWN)true or falseProfound UI
Use Proxy❌ (DROPDOWN) true or false Profound UI
Drop TargetsComma Delimited List of Element IDsProfound UI
OnDragStartAny Valid JavaScriptProfound UI
OnDragEnter Any Valid JavaScript Profound UI
OnDragLeave Any Valid JavaScript Profound UI
OnDrop Any Valid JavaScript Profound UI

Global JavaScript Object: pui.dragDropInfo

The pui.dragDropInfo object contains information related to the drag and drop events. This object can be accessed in the events OnDropOnDragLeaveOnDragStart, and OnDragEnter .

Properties and Usage

// The object contains many properties, but 
// here are a few useful ones used as examples 
// of how to retrieve the property value in 
// JavaScript.
 
// Retrieve the element id of the selected 
// subfile record.
var ddID = pui.dragDropInfo["dd element id"];
 
// Retrieve the relative record number of the 
// selected element to drag/drop.
var ddRecNum = pui.dragDropInfo["dd record number"];
 
// Returns the target element id of the where 
// the selection is to be dropped.
var targetID = pui.dragDropInfo["target element id"];    
 
// Returns the relative record number of where 
// the selection is after it has been dropped.
var targetRecNum = pui.dragDropInfo["target record number"];

 
// Log values to browser console to see values.
console.log(
  "DD Element ID:", ddID, 
  "\nDD Element Record Number:", ddRecNum, 
  "\nDD Target Record Number:", targetID, 
  "\nDD Target Record Number:", targetRecNum
  )

Customizing with CSS

As of Profound UI Version 5, Fix Pack 1.2, the style of the drop target line can be set using custom CSS. By default a dashed, gray line appears to indicate drop target when you drag a grid item over a valid drop target:

You can change the default style by adding a CSS rule into a custom style sheet under the /www/profoundui/htdocs/profoundui/userdata/custom/css/ folder (where profoundui is the installation folder).

/* Set color of target line to be red, dashed, and 2px wide.*/
.grid-drop-target {
  border-top: 2px dashed red; 
}

The width of the line is 2 pixels, and the line color is #CCCCCC by default. If the grid's border width property is set, then the border width overrides any custom CSS:

If the grid's border color property is set, then the border color overrides any custom CSS: