Drag and drop


The drag and drop interaction can be used to reposition elements on screen into a layout that benefits the user. This gives the user more flexibility to arrange and/or group items without having to make code changes.

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Note: This drag and drop implementation lives in its own package at @patternfly/react-drag-drop!

Sorting demos

To enable drag and drop for compatible components, wrap the component with <DragDropSort>, define the variant property, and pass both the sortable items and onDrop callback to <DragDropSort>. <DragDropSort> will create the component's usual children internally based on the items property, so children should not be passed to the wrapped component.

Drag and drop sortable data list

To enable reordering in a <DataList>, wrap the <DataList> component with <DragDropSort> and define the variant as "DataList".

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Drag and drop sortable dual list selector

To enable reordering in a <DualListSelector> pane wrap the <DualListSelectorList> component with <DragDropSort> and define the variant as "DualListSelectorList".

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DragDropSortProps extends dnd-kit's props which may be viewed at
itemsrequiredDraggableObject[]Sorted array of draggable objects
childrenReact.ReactElementCustom defined content wrapper for draggable items. By default, draggable items are wrapped in a styled div. Intended to be a 'DataList' or 'DualListSelectorList' without children.
onDrag(event: DragDropSortDragStartEvent, oldIndex: number) => void() => {}Callback when use begins dragging a draggable object
onDrop(event: DragDropSortDragEndEvent, items: DraggableObject[], oldIndex?: number, newIndex?: number) => void() => {}Callback when user drops a draggable object
variant'default' | 'defaultWithHandle' | 'DataList' | 'DualListSelectorList' | 'TableComposable''default'The variant determines which component wraps the draggable object. Default and defaultWithHandle varaints wrap the draggable object in a div. DataList vairant wraps the draggable object in a DataListItem DualListSelectorList variant wraps the draggable objects in a DualListSelectorListItem and a element TableComposable variant wraps the draggable objects in TODO


contentrequiredReact.ReactNodeContent rendered in the draggable object
idrequiredstringUnique id of the draggable object
propsanyProps spread to the rendered wrapper of the draggable object

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