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Sortable — is a JavaScript library for reorderable drag-and-drop lists on modern browsers and touch devices. No jQuery. Supports Meteor, AngularJS, React, Polymer, Knockout and any CSS library, e.g. Bootstrap.


Sortable is a minimalist JavaScript library for reorderable drag-and-drop lists.



  • Supports touch devices and modern browsers (including IE9)
  • Can drag from one list to another or within the same list
  • CSS animation when moving items
  • Supports drag handles and selectable text (better than voidberg’s html5sortable)
  • Smart auto-scrolling
  • Built using native HTML5 drag and drop API
  • Supports
  • Supports any CSS library, e.g. Bootstrap
  • Simple API
  • CDN
  • No jQuery (but there is support)





Via npm

$ npm install sortablejs --save

Via bower:

$ bower install --save sortablejs


<ul id="items">
	<li>item 1</li>
	<li>item 2</li>
	<li>item 3</li>
var el = document.getElementById('items');
var sortable = Sortable.create(el);

You can use any element for the list and its elements, not just ul/li. Here is an example with divs.


var sortable = new Sortable(el, {
	group: "name",  // or { name: "...", pull: [true, false, clone], put: [true, false, array] }
	sort: true,  // sorting inside list
	delay: 0, // time in milliseconds to define when the sorting should start
	touchStartThreshold: 0, // px, how many pixels the point should move before cancelling a delayed drag event
	disabled: false, // Disables the sortable if set to true.
	store: null,  // @see Store
	animation: 150,  // ms, animation speed moving items when sorting, `0` — without animation
	handle: ".my-handle",  // Drag handle selector within list items
	filter: ".ignore-elements",  // Selectors that do not lead to dragging (String or Function)
	preventOnFilter: true, // Call `event.preventDefault()` when triggered `filter`
	draggable: ".item",  // Specifies which items inside the element should be draggable
	ghostClass: "sortable-ghost",  // Class name for the drop placeholder
	chosenClass: "sortable-chosen",  // Class name for the chosen item
	dragClass: "sortable-drag",  // Class name for the dragging item
	dataIdAttr: 'data-id',

	forceFallback: false,  // ignore the HTML5 DnD behaviour and force the fallback to kick in

	fallbackClass: "sortable-fallback",  // Class name for the cloned DOM Element when using forceFallback
	fallbackOnBody: false,  // Appends the cloned DOM Element into the Document's Body
	fallbackTolerance: 0, // Specify in pixels how far the mouse should move before it's considered as a drag.

	scroll: true, // or HTMLElement
	scrollFn: function(offsetX, offsetY, originalEvent, touchEvt, hoverTargetEl) { ... }, // if you have custom scrollbar scrollFn may be used for autoscrolling
	scrollSensitivity: 30, // px, how near the mouse must be to an edge to start scrolling.
	scrollSpeed: 10, // px
	bubbleScroll: true, // apply autoscroll to all parent elements, allowing for easier movement

	setData: function (/** DataTransfer */dataTransfer, /** HTMLElement*/dragEl) {
		dataTransfer.setData('Text', dragEl.textContent); // `dataTransfer` object of HTML5 DragEvent

	// Element is chosen
	onChoose: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		evt.oldIndex;  // element index within parent

	// Element dragging started
	onStart: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		evt.oldIndex;  // element index within parent

	// Element dragging ended
	onEnd: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		var itemEl = evt.item;  // dragged HTMLElement;    // target list
		evt.from;  // previous list
		evt.oldIndex;  // element's old index within old parent
		evt.newIndex;  // element's new index within new parent

	// Element is dropped into the list from another list
	onAdd: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		// same properties as onEnd

	// Changed sorting within list
	onUpdate: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		// same properties as onEnd

	// Called by any change to the list (add / update / remove)
	onSort: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		// same properties as onEnd

	// Element is removed from the list into another list
	onRemove: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		// same properties as onEnd

	// Attempt to drag a filtered element
	onFilter: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		var itemEl = evt.item;  // HTMLElement receiving the `mousedown|tapstart` event.

	// Event when you move an item in the list or between lists
	onMove: function (/**Event*/evt, /**Event*/originalEvent) {
		// Example:,output
		evt.dragged; // dragged HTMLElement
		evt.draggedRect; // TextRectangle {left, top, right и bottom}
		evt.related; // HTMLElement on which have guided
		evt.relatedRect; // TextRectangle
		originalEvent.clientY; // mouse position
		// return false; — for cancel

	// Called when creating a clone of element
	onClone: function (/**Event*/evt) {
		var origEl = evt.item;
		var cloneEl = evt.clone;

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