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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 droppables


The droppable class is considerably smaller than the draggables class and there are less configurable options for us to play with. The following table lists those options available to us:

Option

Default

Usage

accept

'*'

Sets the element(s) that the droppable will accept.

activeClass

false

The class that is applied to the droppable while an accepted drag object is being dragged.

addClasses

true

Adds the ui-droppable class to the droppable.

greedy

false

Used to stop drop events from bubbling when a drag object is dropped onto nested droppables.

hoverClass

false

The class that is applied to the droppable while an accepted drag object is within the boundary of the droppable.

scope

'default'

Defines sets of drag objects and drop targets.

tolerance

intersect

Sets the mode that triggers an accepted drag object being considered over a droppable.

In order to get a visible result from configuring the droppable, we're going to use a couple of these options...