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Mouse position not updated while dragging

I'm trying to drag a UI widget around using the drag and drop functions in UMG, the thing is I have particle beam set to follow the mouse around as it's dragging the widget.

Basically I have the source of the beam set to a static location and the target point of the beam set to the mouse position every tick. If I'm not dragging the widget around it follows the mouse no problem. If however I'm dragging the widget the target point of the beam will only appear at the point where I began dragging the widget, it doesn't follow the mouse anymore.

Is this a bug? It seems like the mouse position isn't being updated if you're dragging stuff around.

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asked Mar 03 '15 at 06:59 AM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image ja0335 Aug 27 '15 at 03:17 PM

Same problem here

avatar image charisti Sep 05 '15 at 02:23 PM

I have the same problem. Cant find a way to get the mouse position while dragging. Only on drop etc... Anyone found a solution to this yet?

avatar image Servelat Dec 01 '15 at 01:13 PM

There is another similar question: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/160885/umg-461-mouse-drag-freezing-other-widgets.html

Seems like there is a workaround for the problem (using UMG cursor) but it does not work for me because of somewhat poor mouse capturing behavior.

There is still a problem with GetMousePosition not returning the correct data in 4.9.2

avatar image xlar8or Jun 03 '17 at 10:00 AM

Same problem here, want to still be able to corner pan my camera while dragging items and right now i can't !

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I have solved this, handling the On Mouse Move Event.

In here you can track the mouse position, as you can see in the attachment.

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answered Sep 07 '15 at 04:04 PM

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avatar image Wallenstein Feb 22 '17 at 07:26 AM

This does NOT work while using the drag&drop functionality

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