The DragEvent.dataTransfer property holds the drag operation's data (as a DataTransfer object).

This property is Read only .

Syntax

var data = dragEvent.dataTransfer;

Return value

data
A DataTransfer object which contains the drag event's data.

Example

This example illustrates accessing the drag and drop data within the dragend event handler.

function process_data(d) {
   // Process the data ...
}

dragTarget.addEventListener("dragend", function(ev) {
   // Call the drag and drop data processor
   if (ev.dataTransfer != null) process_data(ev.dataTransfer);
 }, false);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support46 Yes3.510 Yes3.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No Yes Yes No No ?

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