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    Draggable is no longer maintained by its original authors. Maintenance of this repo has been passed on to new collaborators and is no longer worked on by anyone at Shopify.

    We are still looking for more maintainers! If anyone is interested in answering / triaging issues, reviewing / rejecting / approving PRs, and authoring code for bug fixes / new features — please send an email to curtis.dulmage (at) shopify (dot) com. You may be asked a few questions before obtaining collaboration permission, but if everything checks out, we will happily add you as a collaborator.

    Get complete control over drag and drop behaviour with Draggable! Draggable abstracts native browser events into a comprehensive API to create a custom drag and drop experience. Draggable comes with additional modules: Sortable, Droppable, Swappable. Draggable itself does not perform any sorting behaviour while dragging, but does the heavy lifting, e.g. creates mirror, emits events, manages sensor events, makes elements draggable.

    The additional modules are built on top of Draggable and therefore provide a similar API interface, for more information read the documentation below.


    • Works with native drag, mouse, touch and force touch events
    • Can extend dragging behaviour by hooking into draggables event life cycle
    • Can extend drag detection by adding sensors to draggable
    • The library is targeted ES6 first

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    You can install the library via npm.

    npm install draggable-es --save

    or via yarn:

    yarn add draggable-es

    or via CDN

    <!-- Entire bundle -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- legacy bundle for older browsers (IE11) -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Draggable only -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Sortable only -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Droppable only -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Swappable only -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <!-- Plugins only -->
    <script src=""></script>

    Browser Compatibility

    Chrome Firefox IE Opera Safari Edge
    Latest ✔ Latest ✔ 11+ ✔ Latest ✔ Latest ✔ Latest ✔

    Bundle sizes

    Package name ES6 bundle sizes ES5 bundle sizes
    draggable.bundle.js ~11kb ~19.2kb
    draggable.bundle.legacy.js ~19.2kb ~25.63kb
    draggable.js ~8.06kb ~15.36kb
    sortable.js ~8.93kb ~16.51kb
    swappable.js ~8.56kb ~16.14kb
    droppable.js ~8.8kb ~16.55kb
    plugins.js ~2.37kb ~8.76kb
    plugins/collidable.js ~1.45kb ~7.81kb
    plugins/snappable.js ~1.19kb ~6.94kb
    plugins/swap-animation.js ~1kb ~6.65kb


    You can find the documentation for each module within their respective directories.


    Draggable includes TypeScript definitions.


    Running examples

    To run the examples project locally, simply run the following from the draggable root:

    yarn && yarn start

    This will start a server that hosts the contents of examples/. It also watches for file changes from both src/ and examples/src and reloads the browser.


    Contributions are more than welcome, the code base is still new and needs more love.

    For more information, please checkout the contributing document.


    We are currently working on v1.0.0-beta.11. Check out the project board to see tasks and follow progress on the release. Any Pull Requests should be pointed against the feature branch v1.0.0-beta.11.

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    Copyright (c) 2018 Shopify. See for further details.


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