HTML ondragstart Attribute
Definition and Usage
The ondragstart attribute fires when the user starts to drag an element or text selection.
To learn about Drag and Drop, read our HTML Tutorial on HTML5 Drag and Drop.
Tip: Links and images are draggable by default, and do not need the draggable attribute.
There are many event attributes that are used, and can occur, in the different stages of a drag and drop operation:
- Events fired on the draggable target (the source element):
- Events fired on the drop target:
The ondragstart attribute is part of the Event Attributes, and can be used on any HTML elements.
|All HTML elements||ondragstart|
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the event attribute.