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An Angular 11 module for simple desktop file and folder drag and drop. This library does not need rxjs-compat.

For previous Angular support please use older versions.

This library relies on HTML 5 File API thus IE is not supported


You can check the DEMO of the library


npm install ngx-file-drop --save


Importing The 'ngx-file-drop' Module

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { HttpClientModule } from '@angular/common/http';

import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { NgxFileDropModule } from 'ngx-file-drop';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Enabling File Drag

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { NgxFileDropEntry, FileSystemFileEntry, FileSystemDirectoryEntry } from 'ngx-file-drop';

  selector: 'demo-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
export class AppComponent {

  public files: NgxFileDropEntry[] = [];

  public dropped(files: NgxFileDropEntry[]) {
    this.files = files;
    for (const droppedFile of files) {

      // Is it a file?
      if (droppedFile.fileEntry.isFile) {
        const fileEntry = droppedFile.fileEntry as FileSystemFileEntry;
        fileEntry.file((file: File) => {

          // Here you can access the real file
          console.log(droppedFile.relativePath, file);

          // You could upload it like this:
          const formData = new FormData()
          formData.append('logo', file, relativePath)

          // Headers
          const headers = new HttpHeaders({
            'security-token': 'mytoken'

'', formData, { headers: headers, responseType: 'blob' })
          .subscribe(data => {
            // Sanitized logo returned from backend

      } else {
        // It was a directory (empty directories are added, otherwise only files)
        const fileEntry = droppedFile.fileEntry as FileSystemDirectoryEntry;
        console.log(droppedFile.relativePath, fileEntry);

  public fileOver(event){

  public fileLeave(event){

<div class="center">
    <ngx-file-drop dropZoneLabel="Drop files here" (onFileDrop)="dropped($event)" 
    (onFileOver)="fileOver($event)" (onFileLeave)="fileLeave($event)">
        <ng-template ngx-file-drop-content-tmp let-openFileSelector="openFileSelector">
          Optional custom content that replaces the the entire default content.
          <button type="button" (click)="openFileSelector()">Browse Files</button>
    <div class="upload-table">
        <table class="table">
            <tbody class="upload-name-style">
                <tr *ngFor="let item of files; let i=index">
                    <td><strong>{{ item.relativePath }}</strong></td>


Name Description Example
(onFileDrop) On drop function called after the files are read (onFileDrop)="dropped($event)"
(onFileOver) On drop over function (onFileOver)="fileOver($event)"
(onFileLeave) On drop leave function (onFileLeave)="fileLeave($event)"
accept String of accepted formats accept=".png"
directory Whether directories are accepted directory="true"
dropZoneLabel Text to be displayed inside the drop box dropZoneLabel="Drop files here"
dropZoneClassName Custom style class name(s) to be used on the "drop-zone" area dropZoneClassName="my-style"
contentClassName Custom style class name(s) to be used for the content area contentClassName="my-style"
[disabled] Conditionally disable the dropzone [disabled]="condition"
[showBrowseBtn] Whether browse file button should be shown [showBrowseBtn]="true"
browseBtnClassName Custom style class name(s) to be used for the button browseBtnClassName="my-style"
browseBtnLabel The label of the browse file button browseBtnLabel="Browse files"
multiple Whether multiple or single files are accepted multiple="true"
useDragEnter Use dragenter event instead of dragover useDragEnter="true"



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