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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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
dragstart 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 NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android No support No


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