SharePoint 2013 Document Drag & Drop - Doesn't work on Publishing pages once the page is published RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just tested out this behavior in our SP 2013 on-prem farm and wanted to share it in case someone else is seeing the same:

    For publishing pages, as long as the page is checked-out or checked-in as draft, the drag & drop functionality works, however as soon as you publish the page, it breaks. I was able to confirm this with multiple libraries and multiple page types.

    The only workaround I found was to use a web part page which doesn't use the versioning infrastructure and on this one drag & drop does work all the time.

    Is it my environment or a known bug?

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:08 PM

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  • Hi, Roberto! Not sure if this is a good news or bad news, but you are not alone. :) I have the same issue, so it seems to be a bug. We tried the same thing on two different SharePoint 2013 environments (on premise), and the another one had the latest CU:s installed. On both environments drag and drop only worked, when the page was published as draft, not as a major version.

    Thanks for the workaround tip, though! I might try web part page as well while waiting for Microsoft to fix this issue or to give us some advice, how we could fix it ourselves.

    Monday, September 2, 2013 7:20 AM
  • Hi there,

    I've exactly the same problem and it's not linked to the web browser I use (tryed IE 9 and 10, Firefox and Chrome). In fact, here is what I've noticed.

    The drag and drop feature works for the web part and list applications. I can easily add a file to shared documents for example.

    I'm creating a new Wiki page in my Wiki web part, in Sharepoint Foundation 2013. Then, I begin to write some text and I want to add a picture. I'm doing then a drag & drop operation to insert the picture from my local hard drive. In the first place, the picture is normally displayed on my page layout, but at the time I save my work, the image disappear !

    And if I go check the raw source code, I see an empty img tag : <img alt=""/> surrounded with <p> tag. So it creates the structure but doesn't upload the file, nor add the link src.

    The only way I found to display pictures so far was using Sharepoint Designer, and uploading manually my images, then on the top ribbon : Insert > Picture > From an address and pasting the image url in the field. It's slow and uneffective, please could someone provide me a hint or some help ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:11 PM