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Touch Backend

The HTML5 backend does not support the touch events. So it will not work on tablet and mobile devices. You can use the react-dnd-touch-backend for touch devices.


Run the following command to install the touch backend.

npm install react-dnd-touch-backend


import { TouchBackend } from 'react-dnd-touch-backend'
import { DndProvider } from 'react-dnd'

class YourApp {
  <DndProvider backend={TouchBackend} options={opts}>
    {/* Your application */}


  • enableTouchEvents(default: true)

    A flag indicating whether touch-based event processing is enabled.

  • enableMouseEvents(default: false)

    A flag indicating whether to enable click-based event processing.

    NOTE: This is buggy due to the difference in touchstart/touchend event propagation compared to mousedown/mouseup/click.

  • enableKeyboardEvents (default: false)

    A flag indicating whether to enable keyboard event processing.

  • delay (default: 0)

    The amount in ms to delay processing for all events

  • delayTouchStart (default: 0)

    The amount in ms to delay processing of touch events

  • delayMouseStart (default: 0)

    The amount in ms to delay processing of mouse events

  • touchSlop (default: 0)

    Specifies the pixel distance moved before a drag is signaled.

  • ignoreContextMenu (default: false)

    If true, prevents the contextmenu event from canceling a drag.

  • scrollAngleRanges: (default: undefined)

    Specifies ranges of angles in degrees that drag events should be ignored. This is useful when you want to allow the user to scroll in a particular direction instead of dragging. Degrees move clockwise, 0/360 pointing to the left.

    // allow vertical scrolling
    const options = {
    scrollAngleRanges: [
      { start: 30, end: 150 },
      { start: 210, end: 330 }
    // allow horizontal scrolling
    const options = {
    scrollAngleRanges: [{ start: 300 }, { end: 60 }, { start: 120, end: 240 }]
  • enableHoverOutsideTarget: (default: undefined)

    Continue dragging of currently dragged element when pointer leaves DropTarget area

  • getDropTargetElementsAtPoint (default: undefined) - uses document.elementsFromPoint or polyfill

    Specify a custom function to find drop target elements at the given point. Useful for improving performance in environments (iOS Safari) where document.elementsFromPoint is not available.

    const hasNative =
    document && (document.elementsFromPoint || document.msElementsFromPoint)
    function getDropTargetElementsAtPoint(x, y, dropTargets) {
    return dropTargets.filter(t => {
      const rect = t.getBoundingClientRect()
      return (
        x >= rect.left &&
        x <= rect.right &&
        y <= rect.bottom &&
        y >=
    // use custom function only if elementsFromPoint is not supported
    const backendOptions = {
    getDropTargetElementsAtPoint: !hasNative && getDropTargetElementsAtPoint,
    /* your react application */