The drag event is fired every few hundred milliseconds as an element or text selection is being dragged by the user.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Default action Continue the drag & drop operation.
Interface DragEvent
Event handler property ondrag

Examples

See this code in a JSFiddle demo or interact with it below.

HTML

<div class="dropzone"> 
  <div id="draggable" draggable="true" ondragstart="event.dataTransfer.setData('text/plain',null)"> 
    This div is draggable 
  </div> 
</div> 
<div class="dropzone"></div>
<div class="dropzone"></div> 
<div class="dropzone"></div>

CSS

#draggable {
  width: 200px;
  height: 20px;
  text-align: center;
  background: white;
}

.dropzone {
  width: 200px;
  height: 20px;
  background: blueviolet;
  margin-bottom: 10px;
  padding: 10px;
}

JavaScript

var dragged;

/* events fired on the draggable target */
document.addEventListener("drag", function(event) {

}, false);

document.addEventListener("dragstart", function(event) {
  // store a ref. on the dragged elem
  dragged = event.target;
  // make it half transparent
  event.target.style.opacity = .5;
}, false);

document.addEventListener("dragend", function(event) {
  // reset the transparency
  event.target.style.opacity = "";
}, false);

/* events fired on the drop targets */
document.addEventListener("dragover", function(event) {
  // prevent default to allow drop
  event.preventDefault();
}, false);

document.addEventListener("dragenter", function(event) {
  // highlight potential drop target when the draggable element enters it
  if (event.target.className == "dropzone") {
    event.target.style.background = "purple";
  }

}, false);

document.addEventListener("dragleave", function(event) {
  // reset background of potential drop target when the draggable element leaves it
  if (event.target.className == "dropzone") {
    event.target.style.background = "";
  }

}, false);

document.addEventListener("drop", function(event) {
  // prevent default action (open as link for some elements)
  event.preventDefault();
  // move dragged elem to the selected drop target
  if (event.target.className == "dropzone") {
    event.target.style.background = "";
    dragged.parentNode.removeChild( dragged );
    event.target.appendChild( dragged );
  }
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'drag event' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
drag eventChrome Full support 4Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android No support No

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See also