HTML ondragend Attribute

HTML ondragend Attribute: This attribute is defined as it fires when the user has finished dragging the elements. And the drag and drop feature is common in HTML5. Any element can make draggable by using the HTML5 draggable attribute.

HTML ondragend Attribute

This attribute can be applied to all the HTML elements. There are many event attributes that are used and can occur, in the different stages of a drag and drop operation.

Syntax: <element ondragend = “script”>



Events fired on the draggable target (the source element)

  • ondragstart – fires when the user starts to drag an element
  • ondrag – fires when an element is being dragged
  • ondragend – fires when the user has finished dragging the element

Events fired on the drop target:

  • ondragenter – when the dragged element enters the drop target
  • ondragover – fires when the dragged element is over the drop target
  • ondragleave – fires when the dragged element leaves the drop target
  • ondrop – fires when the dragged element is dropped on the drop target

Browser Support

This attribute is supported by the following browsers:

  • Chrome-4.0
  • Firefox-3.5
  • Internet Explorer-9.0
  • Opera-12.0
  • Safari-6.0

Example: for <p> element

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<style>
.droptarget {
  float: left; 
  width: 100px; 
  height: 35px;
  margin: 15px;
  padding: 10px;
  border: 1px solid #aaaaaa;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>Drag the p element back and forth between the two rectangles:</p>

<div class="droptarget" ondrop="drop(event)" ondragover="allowDrop(event)">
  <p ondragstart="dragStart(event)" ondragend="dragEnd(event)" draggable="true" id="dragtarget">Drag me!</p>
</div>

<div class="droptarget" ondrop="drop(event)" ondragover="allowDrop(event)"></div>

<p style="clear:both;"></p>

<p id="demo"></p>

<script>
function dragStart(event) {
  event.dataTransfer.setData("Text", event.target.id);
  document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "Started to drag the p element";
}

function dragEnd(event) {
  document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "Finished dragging the p element.";
}

function allowDrop(event) {
  event.preventDefault();
}

function drop(event) {
  event.preventDefault();
  var data = event.dataTransfer.getData("Text");
  event.target.appendChild(document.getElementById(data));
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output:

HTML ondragend attribute