DataTransfer.files

The files property of DataTransfer objects 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.

Note: The files property of DataTransfer objects can only be accessed from within the drop event. For all other events, the files property will be empty — because its underlying data store will be in a protected mode.

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.

Examples

There are two live examples of this interface:

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# dom-datatransfer-files-dev

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser