How to create a dragging form in Java.

To implement the drag and drop functionality of a window in Java, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a JFrame object and set the title and size of the window.
  2. Add a MouseListener and MouseMotionListener to the window to listen for mouse clicking, releasing, dragging, and other events.
  3. Record the coordinates of the mouse when it is clicked, and set a flag to indicate whether the window can be dragged.
  4. Clear the flag in the mouse release event.
  5. Calculate the offset of the mouse drag in the mouse drag event and update the position of the window.

Here is a simple example code implementing drag-and-drop functionality for a window.

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class DragWindow extends JFrame {
    private int lastX, lastY;

    public DragWindow() {
        setTitle("Drag Window Example");
        setSize(400, 300);

        addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter() {
            public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e) {
                lastX = e.getX();
                lastY = e.getY();

        addMouseMotionListener(new MouseMotionAdapter() {
            public void mouseDragged(MouseEvent e) {
                int newX = getLocation().x + e.getX() - lastX;
                int newY = getLocation().y + e.getY() - lastY;
                setLocation(newX, newY);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                new DragWindow().setVisible(true);

By running the code above, you will see a window that can be moved by dragging the title bar.

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