Drag & Drop using Squirrel: Tips & Tricks

“Just an illusion”…. (a great 80’s song too)

Squirrel doesn’t provide drag & drop capability on its standard objects. There are some minor exclusions to this, but generally, it’s expected that you dynamically hide or show objects rather than moving them around the screen.

But hey, you’re different right!

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and have a great idea that requires the ability to drag and drop an item around the screen. Well, there is an (illusionary) way to do it, using standard objects in a sneaky way. It’s not perfect, and it has some limitations, but it will get you close to your objective until the Squirrel developers have time to add it to their ‘to-do” list.

Have fun and enjoy!



Tips & Tricks for Squirrel Developers

If you are new to Squirrel (the next-best software since Business Objects), you will know how easy it is to use. However, Squirrel really comes to life with a combination of structured thinking and a good dose of visual creativity!

As a previous Business object developer for over 7 years, I often had great ideas but spent a lot of time figuring out how to ( read: manipulating the standard objects) create the output I wanted. Having a community that shared ideas was really helpful, and I hope to be of help to those starting out.

The good news is generally there is always a way to create what you want, so don’t give up. Squirrel is a new product, so it will keep growing in terms of functionality, but even with the current objects you have extensive possibility to explore becuuse almost every aspect of the objects are variable.

In this video, you’ll see how easy it is to build ‘creative counters‘.