javafx listview item order


Question

I'm having trouble with JavaFXs ListView items. The thing is that I can not find a way to reorder them at runtime. Just with dragging item with mouse. Also I want to change items order in underlaying ObservableList.

How could this be done?

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11/17/2013 12:09:39 AM

Accepted Answer

Here is some code to re-order rows in a ListView by dragging the rows.

Drag the birds to re-order them.

birds

Implementation for a TableView would be somewhat similar.

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.collections.*;
import javafx.geometry.*;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.*;
import javafx.scene.image.*;
import javafx.scene.input.*;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import java.util.*;

public class ListOrganizer extends Application {
    private static final String PREFIX =
            "http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/jozef89/origami-birds/72/bird";

    private static final String SUFFIX =
            "-icon.png";

    private static final ObservableList<String> birds = FXCollections.observableArrayList(
            "-black",
            "-blue",
            "-red",
            "-red-2",
            "-yellow",
            "s-green",
            "s-green-2"
    );

    private static final ObservableList<Image> birdImages = FXCollections.observableArrayList();

    @Override
    public void start(Stage stage) throws Exception {
        birds.forEach(bird -> birdImages.add(new Image(PREFIX + bird + SUFFIX)));

        ListView<String> birdList = new ListView<>(birds);
        birdList.setCellFactory(param -> new BirdCell());
        birdList.setPrefWidth(180);

        VBox layout = new VBox(birdList);
        layout.setPadding(new Insets(10));

        stage.setScene(new Scene(layout));
        stage.show();
    }

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        launch(ListOrganizer.class);
    }

    private class BirdCell extends ListCell<String> {
        private final ImageView imageView = new ImageView();

        public BirdCell() {
            ListCell thisCell = this;

            setContentDisplay(ContentDisplay.GRAPHIC_ONLY);
            setAlignment(Pos.CENTER);

            setOnDragDetected(event -> {
                if (getItem() == null) {
                    return;
                }

                ObservableList<String> items = getListView().getItems();

                Dragboard dragboard = startDragAndDrop(TransferMode.MOVE);
                ClipboardContent content = new ClipboardContent();
                content.putString(getItem());
                dragboard.setDragView(
                    birdImages.get(
                        items.indexOf(
                            getItem()
                        )
                    )
                );
                dragboard.setContent(content);

                event.consume();
            });

            setOnDragOver(event -> {
                if (event.getGestureSource() != thisCell &&
                       event.getDragboard().hasString()) {
                    event.acceptTransferModes(TransferMode.MOVE);
                }

                event.consume();
            });

            setOnDragEntered(event -> {
                if (event.getGestureSource() != thisCell &&
                        event.getDragboard().hasString()) {
                    setOpacity(0.3);
                }
            });

            setOnDragExited(event -> {
                if (event.getGestureSource() != thisCell &&
                        event.getDragboard().hasString()) {
                    setOpacity(1);
                }
            });

            setOnDragDropped(event -> {
                if (getItem() == null) {
                    return;
                }

                Dragboard db = event.getDragboard();
                boolean success = false;

                if (db.hasString()) {
                    ObservableList<String> items = getListView().getItems();
                    int draggedIdx = items.indexOf(db.getString());
                    int thisIdx = items.indexOf(getItem());

                    Image temp = birdImages.get(draggedIdx);
                    birdImages.set(draggedIdx, birdImages.get(thisIdx));
                    birdImages.set(thisIdx, temp);

                    items.set(draggedIdx, getItem());
                    items.set(thisIdx, db.getString());

                    List<String> itemscopy = new ArrayList<>(getListView().getItems());
                    getListView().getItems().setAll(itemscopy);

                    success = true;
                }
                event.setDropCompleted(success);

                event.consume();
            });

            setOnDragDone(DragEvent::consume);
        }

        @Override
        protected void updateItem(String item, boolean empty) {
            super.updateItem(item, empty);

            if (empty || item == null) {
                setGraphic(null);
            } else {
                imageView.setImage(
                    birdImages.get(
                        getListView().getItems().indexOf(item)
                    )
                );
                setGraphic(imageView);
            }
        }
    }

    // Iconset Homepage: http://jozef89.deviantart.com/art/Origami-Birds-400642253
    // License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivate 3.0
    // Commercial usage: Not allowed    

}
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12/6/2013 10:15:33 AM

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