Android Draggable View

Dec 16, 2014

The standard approach to implementing a draggable/movable View in Android is to rely on DragShadowBuilder. For many situations, this would be the easiest approach. However, in some cases, where, for example, you need to modify the view as it is being dragged, DragShadowBuilder won’t do, as it’s just not flexible enough.

As part of a larger project, I created an alternate implementation of a draggable View, without the dependency on DragShadowBuilder. With this approach you have full access to the view being dragged (actually, the cached Bitmap image of the view), and, as such, the view can be modified while moving.

The code is available on GitHub.