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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By : jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman
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jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery

By: jQuery Foundation, Dan Wellman

Overview of this book

Modern web application user interface design requires rapid development and proven results. jQuery UI, a trusted suite of official plug-ins for the jQuery JavaScript library, gives you a solid platform on which to build rich and engaging interfaces with maximum compatibility and stability, and minimum time and effort. jQuery UI has a series of ready-made, great-looking user interface widgets and a comprehensive set of core interaction helpers designed to be implemented in a consistent and developer-friendly way. With all this, the amount of code that you need to write personally to take a project from conception to completion is drastically reduced. Specially revised for version 1.7 of jQuery UI, this book has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps. In this book, you'll learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how easy it is to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of your application. You'll look at the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library. Events play a key role in any modern web application if it is to meet the expected minimum requirements of interactivity and responsiveness, and each chapter will show you the custom events fired by the component covered and how these events can be intercepted and acted upon.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery UI 1.7
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Index

Configuring draggable options


The draggable component has a wide range of configurable options, giving you a very fine degree of control over the behavior that it adds. The following table lists the options that we can manipulate to configure and control our drag elements.

Option

Default

Usage

addClasses

true

Adds the ui-draggable class to the drag object. Set to false to prevent this class being added.

appendTo

"parent"

Specifies a container element for drag objects with a helper attached.

axis

false

Constrains drag objects to one axis of motion. Accepts the strings x and y as values, or the Boolean false.

cancel

":input, option"

Prevents certain elements from being dragged if they match the specified element selector.

connectToSortable

false

Allows the drag object to be dropped on to a sortable list and become one of the sort elements. Accepts a jQuery selector that matches a sortable list.

containment

false

Prevents drag objects from being dragged out of the bounds...