Drag and Drop states don't function properly
Dec 17, 2019
Storyline doesn't seem to understand how drag-and-drop actually functions in the real world. It seems pretty simple, yet the states are maddeningly complicated, and I can't get it to operate the way an actual drag-and-drop interaction would.
Here's the scenario: there are files and they need to be dragged into their correct folder. If you drag a file onto a folder, that folder should change states to show it is a drop zone. Once you drop that file, the file icon should disappear, and the folder icon should return to its normal state. If I start dragging the file and then decide I don't want to drop it into a folder, it should return to where I started dragging it from.
However, when I build that in Storyline, it would appear that I have to add multiple triggers to get it to behave only semi-correctly. There are 2 problems:
#1, If I pick up a file, but change my mind and don't drop it in one of the folders, it disappears, and I can't pick it up again to put it in a folder.
#2, If I drop a file into a folder, the "drag over" state of that folder stays active until I drag something else over it and off of it to reset it to normal. I added specific triggers to 2 of the 12 files, but it seems like an awful lot of extra work when it should be out-of-the-box functionality.
Am I missing something, or did Storyline?