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A fast and lightweight drag&drop sortable library for Vue.js

A fast and lightweight drag&drop sortable library for Vue.js

vue-smooth-dnd

A fast and lightweight drag&drop, sortable library for Vue.js with many configuration options covering many d&d scenarios.

This library consists wrapper Vue.js components over smooth-dnd library.

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Installation

npm i vue-smooth-dnd

Usage

Vue

<template>
  <div>
    <div class="simple-page">
        <Container @drop="onDrop">            
          <Draggable v-for="item in items" :key="item.id">
            <div class="draggable-item">
              {{item.data}}
            </div>
          </Draggable>
        </Container>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import { Container, Draggable } from "vue-smooth-dnd";
import { applyDrag, generateItems } from "./utils";
export default {
  name: "Simple",
  components: { Container, Draggable },
  data: function() {
    return {
      items: generateItems(50, i => ({ id: i, data: "Draggable " + i }))
    };
  },
  methods: {
    onDrop: function(dropResult) {
      this.items = applyDrag(this.items, dropResult);
    }
  }
};
</script>

API

Container

Component that contains the draggable elements or components. Each of its children should be wrapped by Draggable component

Properties

Property Type Default Description
:orientation string vertical Orientation of the container. Can be horizontal or vertical.
:behaviour string move Property to describe weather the dragging item will be moved or copied to target container. Can be move or copy.
:group-name string undefined Draggables can be moved between the containers having the same group names. If not set container will not accept drags from outside. This behaviour can be overriden by shouldAcceptDrop function. See below.
:lock-axis string undefined Locks the movement axis of the dragging. Possible values are x, y or undefined.
:drag-handle-selector string undefined Css selector to test for enabling dragging. If not given item can be grabbed from anywhere in its boundaries.
:non-drag-area-selector string undefined Css selector to prevent dragging. Can be useful when you have form elements or selectable text somewhere inside your draggable item. It has a precedence over dragHandleSelector.
:drag-begin-delay number 0 (200 for touch devices) Time in milisecond. Delay to start dragging after item is pressed. Moving cursor before the delay more than 5px will cancel dragging.
:animation-duration number 250 Animation duration in milisecond. To be consistent this animation duration will be applied to both drop and reorder animations.
:auto-scroll-enabled boolean true First scrollable parent will scroll automatically if dragging item is close to boundaries.
:drag-class string undefined Class to be added to the ghost item being dragged. The class will be added after it's added to the DOM so any transition in the class will be applied as intended.
:drop-class string undefined Class to be added to the ghost item just before the drop animation begins.
@drag-start function undefined See descriptions below
@drop function undefined See descriptions below
:get-child-payload function undefined See descriptions below
:should-animate-drop function undefined See descriptions below
:should-accept-drop function undefined See descriptions below
@drag-enter function undefined See descriptions below
@drag-leave function undefined See descriptions below

drag-start

Event to be emitted only by the container which drag starts from.

@drag-start="onDragStart($event)"

onDragStart: function({index, payload}) {
  ...
}

Parameters

  • event : object
    • index : number : index of the child item
    • payload : object : the payload object that is returned by get-child-payload function. It will be undefined in case get-child-payload is not set.

drop

The event to be emitted by any relevant container when drop is over. (After drop animation ends). Source container and any container that could accept drop is considered relevant.

@drop="onDrop($event)"

onDrop: function(dropResult) {
  const { removedIndex, addedIndex, payload, element } = dropResult;
  ...
}

Parameters

  • dropResult : object
    • removedIndex : number : index of the removed children. Will be null if no item is removed.
    • addedIndex : number : index to add droppped item. Will be null if no item is added.
    • payload : object : the payload object retrieved by calling get-child-payload function.
    • element : DOMElement : the DOM element that is moved

get-child-payload

The function to be called to get the payload object to be passed onDrop function.

:get-child-payload="getChildPayload"

getChildPayload: function(index) {
  return {
    ...
  }
}

Parameters

  • index : number : index of the child item

Returns

  • payload : object

should-animate-drop

The function to be called by the target container to which the dragged item will be droppped.
Sometimes dragged item's dimensions are not suitable with the target container and dropping animation can be wierd. So it can be disabled by returning false. If not set drop animations are enabled.

:should-animate-drop="shouldAnimateDrop"

shouldAnimateDrop: function(sourceContainerOptions, payload) {
  return false;
}

Parameters

  • sourceContainerOptions : object : options of the source container. (parent container of the dragged item)
  • payload : object : the payload object retrieved by calling get-child-payload function.

Returns

  • boolean : true / false

should-accept-drop

The function to be called by all containers before drag starts to determine the containers to which the drop is possible. Setting this function will override the group-name property and only the return value of this function will be taken into account.

:should-accept-drop="shouldAcceptDrop"

shouldAcceptDrop: function(sourceContainerOptions, payload) {
  return true;
}

Parameters

  • sourceContainerOptions : object : options of the source container. (parent container of the dragged item)
  • payload : object : the payload object retrieved by calling get-child-payload function.

Returns

  • boolean : true / false

drag-enter

The event to be emitted by the relevant container whenever a dragged item enters its boundaries while dragging.

@drag-enter="onDragEnter()"

onDragEnter: function() {
  ...
}

drag-leave

The event to be emitted by the relevant container whenever a dragged item leaves its boundaries while dragging.

@drag-leave="onDragLeave()"

onDragLeave: function() {
  ...
}

Draggable

Wrapper component for Container's children. Every child element should be wrapped with Draggable component.

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