Document: dragstart event

The dragstart event is fired when the user starts dragging an element or text selection.

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable Yes
Default action Initiate the drag-and-drop operation.
Interface DragEvent
Event handler property ondragstart


See the drag event for example code or this JSFiddle demo.


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

Browser compatibility

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See also