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function listener (event) {
  console.log(event.type, event.pageX, event.pageY)

  .on('dragstart', listener)
  .on('dragmove dragend', listener)
  .on(['resizemove', 'resizeend'], listener)
    gesturestart: listener,
    gestureend: listener,

  onstart: listener,
  onmove: listener,
  onend: listener,

  listeners: [{
    start: function (event) {
      console.log(event.type, event.pageX, event.pageY)

InteractEvents are fired for different actions. The event types include:

To respond to InteractEvents, you must add listeners for the event types either directly on an interactable or globally for all events of those types on the interact object.

The event object that was created is passed to these functions as the first and only parameter.

InteractEvent properties include the usual properties of mouse/touch events such as pageX/Y, clientX/Y, modifier keys etc. but also some properties providing information about the change in coordinates and event specific data. The table below displays all of these events.


target The element that is being interacted with
interactable The Interactable that is being interacted with
interaction The Interaction that the event belongs to
x0, y0 Page x and y coordinates of the starting event
clientX0, clientY0 Client x and y coordinates of the starting event
dx, dy Change in coordinates of the mouse/touch
velocityX, velocityY The Velocity of the pointer
speed The speed of the pointer
timeStamp The time of creation of the event object


dragEnter The dropzone this Interactable was dragged over
dragLeave The dropzone this Interactable was dragged out of


edges The edges of the element that are being changed
rect An object with the new dimensions of the target
deltaRect The change in dimensions since the previous event


distance The distance between the event’s first two touches
angle The angle of the line made by the two touches
da The change in angle since previous event
scale The ratio of the distance of the start event to the distance of the current event
ds The change in scale since the previous event
box A box enclosing all touch points

In gesture events, page and client coordinates are the averages of touch coordinates and vlocity is calculated from these averages.

Drop Events

    ondrop: function (event) {
            + ' was dropped into '
  .on('dropactivate', function (event) {'drop-activated')

Dropzones can receive the following events: dropactivate, dropdeactivate, dragenter, dragleave, dropmove, drop.

The dropzone events are plain objects with the following properties:

target The dropzone element
dropzone The dropzone Interactable
relatedTarget The element that’s being dragged
draggable The Interactable that’s being dragged
dragEvent The related drag event – drag{start,move,end}
timeStamp Time of the event
type The event type

Pointer Events

interact(target).on('hold', function (event) {

I call these pointerEvents (with a lower case “p”) because they present the events roughly as the real PointerEvent interface does, specifically:

Configuring pointer events

  holdDuration: 1000,
  ignoreFrom: '[no-pointer]',
  allowFrom: '.handle',
  origin: 'self',

pointerEvents are not snapped or restricted, but can be modified with the origin modifications. tap events have a dt property which is the time between the related down and up events. For doubletap dt is the time between the two previous taps. dt for hold events is the length of time that the pointer has been held down for (around 600ms).

Fast click

// fast click
interact('a[href]').on('tap', function (event) {
  window.location.href = event.currentTarget.href

tap and doubletap don’t have the delay that click events have on mobile devices so it works great for fast buttons and anchor links. Also, unlike regular click events, a tap isn’t fired if the pointer is moved before being released.