This constructor is used to create a synthetic DragEvent object.

Although this interface has a constructor, it is not possible to create a useful DataTransfer object from script, since DataTransfer objects have a processing and security model that is coordinated by the browser during drag-and-drops.

This interface inherits properties from MouseEvent and Event.


 event = new DragEvent(type, DragEventInit);


Is a DOMString representing the name of the event (see DragEvent event types).
Is a DragEventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
  • "dataTransfer", optional and defaults to "null". The type is DataTransfer.

The DragEventInit dictionary inherits from the MouseEventInit dictionary.


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

Browser compatibility

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