jQuery - Interaction Select-able


The Select able function can be used with interactions in JqueryUI.This function can be enabled select able functionality on any DOM element.Draw a box with your cursor to select items. Hold down the Ctrl key to make multiple non-adjacent selections.


Here is the simple syntax to use drag-able −

$( "#selectable" ).selectable();


Following is a simple example showing the usage of select able −

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
      <meta charset = "utf-8">
      <title>jQuery UI Selectable - Default functionality</title>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "//code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.3/jquery-ui.min.js">

         #feedback { font-size: 1.4em; }
         #selectable .ui-selecting { background: #FECA40; }
         #selectable .ui-selected { background: #F39814; color: white; }
         #selectable { list-style-type: none; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 60%; }
         #selectable li { margin: 3px; padding: 0.4em; font-size: 1.4em; height: 18px; }
         $(function() {
            $( "#selectable" ).selectable();

      <ol id = "selectable">
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 1</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 2</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 3</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 4</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 5</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 6</li>
         <li class = "ui-widget-content">Item 7</li>

This will produce following result −