Drag and drop in EJ2 TypeScript File manager control

26 Apr 20234 minutes to read

The file manager allows files or folders to be moved from one folder to another by using the allowDragAndDrop property. It also supports uploading a file by dragging it from Windows Explorer to FileManager control. You can enable or disable this support by using the allowDragAndDrop property of file manager.

The event triggered in drag and drop support are

  • fileDragStart - Triggers when the file/folder dragging is started.
  • fileDragging - Triggers while dragging the file/folder.
  • fileDragStop - Triggers when the file/folder is about to be dropped at the target.
  • fileDropped - Triggers when the file/folder is dropped.
import { FileManager, Toolbar, NavigationPane, DetailsView } from '@syncfusion/ej2-filemanager';

FileManager.Inject(Toolbar, NavigationPane, DetailsView)

let hostUrl: string = 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/';
// initialize file manager component and add custom item to contextmenu
let filemanagerInstance: FileManager = new FileManager({
    ajaxSettings: {
        url: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/FileOperations',
        getImageUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/GetImage',
        uploadUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Upload',
        downloadUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Download'
    allowDragAndDrop: true, // allowDragAndDrop is false by default.
     // File Manager's file drag start event
    fileDragStart: onFileDragStart,
     // File Manager's file dragging event
    fileDragging: onFileDragging,
    // File Manager's file drag stop event
    fileDragStop: onFileDragStop,
    // File Manager's file drag stop event
    fileDropped: onFileDropped


// render initialized FileManager

// File Manager's file drag start event function
function onFileDragStart(args: any){
    console.log("File drag start");
// File Manager's file drag stop event function
function onFileDragStop(args: any){
    console.log("File drag stop");
// File Manager's file dragging event function
function onFileDragging(args: any){
    console.log("File dragging");
// File Manager's file dropped event function
function onFileDropped(args: any){
    console.log("File dropped");
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Essential JS 2 File Manager</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 File Manager Component" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
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    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-filemanager/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id="container">
        <div id="filemanager"></div>