The DataTransfer.files property is a list of the files in the drag operation. If the operation includes no files, the list is empty.

This feature can be used to drag files from a user's desktop to the browser.

Syntax

dataTransfer.files;

Return value

A list of the files in a drag operation, one list item for each file in the operation. If the drag operation had no files, the list is empty.

Example

There are two live examples of this interface:

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'files' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'files' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
filesChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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