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Drag and Drop of Multiple Elements in a Graphical Editor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201648D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Nov-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Nov-17
Document File: 5 page(s) / 416K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

The drag-and-drop order is a common and often used instruction in working life as well as in private life. If the user wants to place elements from the library on a graphical editor, a drag-and-drop order for every single element is necessary. This process has to be repeated till all the required elements are placed on the editor, as depicted in Figure 1 to 3. At present the user has to drag and drop every element separately one after another.

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Drag and Drop of Multiple Elements in a Graphical Editor

Idea: K.S. Nagaraja, IN-Bangalore

The drag-and-drop order is a common and often used instruction in working life as life. If the user wants to place elements f
every single element is necessary. This process has to be repeated ti
placed on the editor, as depicted in Figure 1 to 3.

At present the user has to drag and drop every element separately one after another.

In the following a novel solution is proposed which permits the user to drag and drop m
on a graphical editor. Therefore the user selects multiple elements from the library. These el are then copied and stored temporarily in the clipboard before they are retrieved fr dropped down on the editor. On the editor these el

                           well as in private rom the library on a graphical editor, a drag-and-drop order for ll all the required elements are

ultiple elements ements

                    om there and ements are arranged vertically one below the other,

The proposed solution can advantageously be used to speed up the creation of a drawing document by dragging and dropping multiple elements at the same time.

as depicted in Figure 4.

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Figure 1: Drag and drop of the first element named Cable feeder


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