Drag and drop icons: use an icon property. : Drag Drop « Swing « Java Tutorial

import java.awt.FlowLayout;
import java.awt.event.MouseAdapter;
import java.awt.event.MouseEvent;
import java.awt.event.MouseListener;

import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.TransferHandler;
class DragMouseAdapter extends MouseAdapter {
  public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e) {
    JComponent c = (JComponent) e.getSource();
    TransferHandler handler = c.getTransferHandler();
    handler.exportAsDrag(c, e, TransferHandler.COPY);
public class IconDnD {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    JFrame f = new JFrame("Icon Drag & Drop");
    ImageIcon icon1 = new ImageIcon("a.png");
    ImageIcon icon2 = new ImageIcon("b.png");
    ImageIcon icon3 = new ImageIcon("c.png");

    JButton button = new JButton(icon2);

    JLabel label1 = new JLabel(icon1, JLabel.CENTER);
    JLabel label2 = new JLabel(icon3, JLabel.CENTER);

    MouseListener listener = new DragMouseAdapter();

    label1.setTransferHandler(new TransferHandler("icon"));
    button.setTransferHandler(new TransferHandler("icon"));
    label2.setTransferHandler(new TransferHandler("icon"));

    f.setLayout(new FlowLayout());


14.112.Drag Drop
14.112.1.Basic drag and drop
14.112.2.Dragging Text from a JLabelDragging Text from a JLabel
14.112.3.Drag-and-Drop Support for ImagesDrag-and-Drop Support for Images
14.112.4.Drag and drop icons: use an icon property.
14.112.5.implements DragGestureListener, Transferable
14.112.6.Dragging and dropping text between a text area, a list, and a tableDragging and dropping text between a text area, a list, and a table
14.112.7.Drag and drop between JTextArea and JTextField
14.112.8.Transfer both Text and Color between JTextField and JTextArea
14.112.9.Drag and drop between JList and JTextField
14.112.13.Set tree DropMode to DropMode.USE_SELECTION
14.112.14.Set tree drag mode to DropMode.ON
14.112.15.Set tree drag mode to DropMode.INSERT
14.112.16.Set tree drag mode to DropMode.ON_OR_INSERT
14.112.17.Choose Drop Action
14.112.18.Various drop actions
14.112.19.JTable drag and drop
14.112.20.Create a drag source a drop target and a transferable object.
14.112.21.Making a Component Draggable
14.112.22.Detect a drag initiating gesture in your application
14.112.23.Illustrates cut, copy, paste and drag and drop using three instances of JList
14.112.24.Location sensitive drag and drop
14.112.25.Demonstration of the top-level TransferHandler support on JFrame
14.112.26.Drag-and-Drop customization: drag the foreground color from the first label and drop it as the background color into the second one
14.112.27.Demonstrates how to add copy and drag support to a Swing component with TransferHandler
14.112.28.ScribblePane allows individual PolyLine lines to be selected, cut, copied, pasted, dragged, and dropped
14.112.29.Built-in drag and drop support: utilize a TransferHandler class
14.112.30.DND Drag and drop List