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dragon

Dragon (dragon.js)

Total rewrite of drag&drop javascript library dragula.js into shiny new library with SOLID design principles. ( work in progress!!! )

⚠️ WARNING

THIS LIBRARY IS IN TURBULENT DEVELOPMENT, CODE IS RAPIDLY CHANGING AND REFACTORING. THIS LIBRARY IS NOT READY TO BE USED. IF YOU WANT TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT WILL BE READY, LET ME KNOW ON MY MAIL LUCKYLOOKE@GMAIL.COM

Installation

npm install dragon

* many thanks to Enrico Marino (@onirame) for transferring ownership of his dragon npm package in favor of this project.

Projects with module bundler:

import Dragon from 'dragon';
new Dragon( config );

Projects without module bundler:

<script src='./dragon.js'></script>

Quick example

Projects with module bundler:

import Dragon from 'dragon';
new Dragon( document.getElementsByClassName('container') );

Projects without module bundler:

new Dragon( document.getElementsByClassName('container') );

Principes of library

Explained principes of the library to better understanding how it works and how you can extend it or hook on its parts, events etc.

Dragon objects

Dragon library has few classes helping to make drags done precisely and reliably. The classes are: Dragon, Container, Item, Drag. There is also one shared object called space. The space object is where dragons live together.

space

Main purpose of space is to provide communication medium for dragons.

Dragon( config | Array[ Container | DOMElement ] | ArrayLike[ DOMElement ] ) class

Main class of the library, it holds container objects so we can imagine it as group of containers.

Container( Dragon, DOMElement, config )

An object associated with DOM element which holds draggable items.

Item( Container, DOMElement, config )

An object associated with DOM element which represents draggable item.

Drag( Observable, Item, Container )

An object representing the active drag, it holds references to item being dragged, source container where the item was placed in the beginning of drag and other related info.

States of the Item

Every drag has these stages: GRAB, DRAG, RELEASE.

Grab

Started with user interaction ( mousedown ) or by js, it is where Drag object instance is created. And it waits for starting signal ( movement, time, js ).

Drag

Dragging is happening and parameters are changing ( position [x,y], elementBehindCursor ). It has also state ( grabbed, moved, dragging, dropped, cancelled, cleaned ).

Release

Drag is finished by release and several scenarios can occur. Dragged item can be placed into actual position, can be moved to initial position, or item can be removed. Depends on config and actual situation.