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Drag n drop value

Posted on 2013-11-20
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Normally if you drag an image to an input it will put the image src in the input.
Is there a way to intercept this and place the image id in the textbox instead?
Or if not an image then some other way to do a drag n drop of a value/id etc

Preferably without jQuery UI
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Question by:Gary
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Hey Gary,

I think you'll find this behaviours is specific to the OS and not the browser - certainly not HTML, so I think you'll struggle to hook into it.

Any specific reason you don't want to use jQueryUI - it's a breeze with that.
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using straight javascript, you could try using the onkeyup to detect the drag of some text. from there, it's just a matter of parsing out the string you want
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by:Gary
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I have found an example using the UI, I did say no UI but thinking about it, it is only for my backend so I can live with it.
This is what I found in the meantime and seems to work fine
http://jsfiddle.net/dv3EL/76/
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by:Chris Stanyon
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You're not just limited to getting the ID - along with data attributes you can store whatever data you like and transfer that into your droppable :)
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Not sure what your requirements are, but have a play with this:

http://jsfiddle.net/ChrisStanyon/6v5TK/
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by:Gary
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Doesn't work in IE, but I can live with that.
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Doesn't work in IE, but I can live with that.

Unfortunately, we all have to!!
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