Fwd: Dragging the text in a text entry issue

what I'm looking for is eliminating the most basic drag effect, i.e., when I have a text entry with some text selected in it, and I try to drag it, I get a new mouse cursor and a small box with my selection written in it being dragged with it. That is what I wish to eliminate, not the "drop" effect.
I tried using the gtk_drag_source_unset for that widget, but it didn't work...


Cody - sorry for the double post.

On 3/15/07, Cody Russell < bratsche gnome org> wrote:
On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 16:57 +0000, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 11:37 -0500, Cody Russell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 16:32 +0200, Itai Bar-Haim wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > > I was looking through the API, but I couldn't find a way to disable
> > > dragging of the text. Is it possible at all?
> >
> > Look at the gtk_drag_???() functions.  For example, to disable an entry
> > from receiving text drags you would do gtk_drag_dest_unset (widget).
> There is the question of why you want to disable dragging of text.  If I
> was using your application and wanted to drag text but couldn't, I
> wouldn't be happy.

I actually had to do it the other day at work.  It's sort of hard to
describe.. but I had an entry over a treeview, and the entry was used
basically just for searching the treeview.  Dropping of text into the
entry was not useful, and was ending up causing problems so I just
disabled it.  It was a sort of unusual situation I think, and usually
there's not a good reason to disable drag-and-drop.

/ Cody

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