HTML draggable Attribute Tutorial

In this section, we will learn what draggable attribute is and how to use it in HTML.

HTML draggable Attribute Definition and Usage

In HTML documents, elements can be designed in a way to move around from one area of a document to another area.

This is actually done with the help of programming languages like JavaScript.

But the first step to dragging an element in an HTML document is to make that element draggable in the first place!

This is done with the help of `draggable` attribute.

So if we set the draggable attribute for an HTML element, that element becomes draggable and we can then use JavaScript to fully implement the drag-and-drop operation on that element.

Note: check the drag-and-drop section in JavaScript to learn more about how to do this operation.

HTML draggable Attribute Syntax

<element draggable = “true | false | auto”>

HTML draggable Attribute Values

There are three values that could be used for the draggable attribute:

  • true: if the value is set to true, that means the target element is draggable.
  • false: if the value is set to false, that means the target element is not draggable.
  • auto: if the value is set to auto, that means it’s the browser that should decide whether the target element should be draggable.

Example: using draggable attribute in HTML

See the Pen using draggable attribute in HTML by Omid Dehghan (@odchan1) on CodePen.

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