This Bugzilla instance is a read-only archive of historic NetBeans bug reports. To report a bug in NetBeans please follow the project's instructions for reporting issues.

Bug 94602 - Dragging a component outside the visible design area does not scroll it (and should)
Summary: Dragging a component outside the visible design area does not scroll it (and ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-06 11:07 UTC by ahristov
Modified: 2010-08-20 12:04 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Exception Reporter:


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description ahristov 2007-02-06 11:07:09 UTC
When the form being designed is larger than the available design area and a
component is being dragged around to its new location, it is not possible to
reach the destination if it was initially outside the visible area. The only
solution is to drop the component somewhere in the middle (which can have *very*
radical results in the layout), scroll manually, then pick it again, and so on.

I believe that, when approaching the boundaries of the visible area while
dragging a component, the designer should scroll the view appropriately.

Any application that I can think of exhibits this behaviour (even Netbeans
itself when dragging code in the editor window), so that's why I consider this a
usability bug and not an ehnancement request.
Comment 1 Tomas Pavek 2007-02-08 09:51:01 UTC