HTML Drag and Drop
HTML Drag and Drop (DnD) is a feature of HTML5. It is a powerful user interface concept which is used to copy, reorder and delete items with the help of mouse. You can hold the mouse button down over an element and drag it to another location. If you want to drop the element there, just release the mouse button.
Events for Drag and Drop feature
|It fires every time when the mouse is moved while the object is being dragged.
|It is a very initial stage. It fires when the user starts dragging object.
|It fires when the user moves his/her mouse cursur over the target element.
|This event is fired when the mouse moves over an element.
|This event is fired when the mouse leaves an element.
|Drop It fires at the end of the drag operation.
|It fires when user releases the mouse button to complete the drag operation.
HTML5 Drag and Drop Example
Let’s see an example of HTML 5 drag and drop feature.
In the above example, we have used ondrop and ondragover events on div element, and ondragstart event on img tag.
Drag the tutoraspire image into the rectangle:
Note: MouseEvent is not fired during drag operation.
Stages during Drag and Drop operations
1) Make an element draggable
If you want to make an element draggable, set the draggable attribute to “true” on the element. For example:
2) What to drag:
Use ondragstart and setData () methods.
Specify what should happen when the element is dragged.
3) Where to Drop:
Use ondragover event.
4) Do the Drop:
Use ondrop event.
|drag and drop feature