DataTransferItem.kind

The read-only DataTransferItem.kind property returns a DataTransferItem representing the drag data item kind: some text or some file.

Syntax

var itemKind = DataTransferItem.kind;

Return value

A DOMString representing the drag data item's kind. It must be one of the following values:

'file'
If the drag data item is a file.
'string'
If the kind of drag data item is a plain Unicode string.

Example

This example shows the use of the kind property.

function drop_handler(ev) {
 console.log("Drop");
 ev.preventDefault();
 var data = event.dataTransfer.items;
 for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i += 1) {
   if ((data[i].kind == 'string') && 
       (data[i].type.match('^text/plain'))) {
     // This item is the target node
     data[i].getAsString(function (s){
       ev.target.appendChild(document.getElementById(s)); 
     });
   } else if ((data[i].kind == 'string') && 
              (data[i].type.match('^text/html'))) {
     // Drag data item is HTML
     console.log("... Drop: HTML");
   } else if ((data[i].kind == 'file') && 
              (data[i].type.match('^image/'))) {
     // Drag data item is an image file
     var f = data[i].getAsFile();
     console.log("... Drop: File ");
   }
 }
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'kind' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial version
HTML5.1
The definition of 'kind' in that specification.
Working Draft W3C snapshot of the WHATWG document.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 4 50 (50) No support 12 No support
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support 50 (50) No support No support No support No support

See also

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