QTreeView Drag and Drop

  • Hi,
    I'm kind of confused about the difference between dropEvent on a QWidget and dropMimeData on a QAbstractItemModel. Since it seems that there is no way to get the source widget in dropMimeData, does that mean it's only meant for drag and drop within the same view?

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    The drop event allows you to handle whatever you would like to drop on a widget.

    dropMimeData is targeted to data exchange using mime-types. It's not limited to work within the same view.

    You should take a look at the Using drag and drop with item views chapter of Qt's documentation.

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