As part of a project, i want to make a panel where i can drag shortcuts from the desktop onto the panel and have them retain their functionality in the panel (they can still be clicked to open their intended program). I'm quite new to java programming, and while i've been googling for ways to do this, i haven't been very succesfull in finding good desriptions. I'm using netbeans, and my intent so far has been to use a jpanel from netbeans and make it drag and drop capable and add a snap grid to it.
Does someone have any suggestions on how i can do this? or if it's even something a beginner to java should be trying to do as one of his first projects.
I'm open to suggestions, if for example it would be a better idea not to try and use the preset jpanel or anything of the like.