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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 46Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 3.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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