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jQuery UI Selectable appendTo Option

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jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using the jQuery JavaScript Library. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. It can be used to build highly interactive web applications or can be used to add widgets easily.

The jQuery UI Selectable appendTo option is used to set and get which element the selection helper should be appended to.


Initialize selectable element with appendTo option:

$( ".selector" ).selectable({
 appendTo: "#element"
  • Get the default option:

    var appendTo= $( "Selector" ).selectable( "option", "appendTo" );
  • Set the default option:

    $( "Selector" ).selectable( "option", "appendTo", "#element" );

CDN Links: Below are some jQuery Mobile scripts that will be needed for your project so add these to your project.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=””>
<script src=””></script>
<script src=””></script>

Example: This example describes the uses of the jQuery Mobile Selectable appendTo Option.


<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    <script src=
        h1 {
            color: green;
        #list .ui-selecting {
            background: greenyellow;
        #list .ui-selected {
            color: white;
            background: green;
            padding: 0.5;
            font-size: 20px;
            height: 50px;
            width: 40%;
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#Button").on('click', function() {
                var appendTo = $("#list").selectable(
                "option", "appendTo");
                $("#gfg").html("Selectable are appended to: "+
        <h3>jQuery UI Selectable distance Option</h3>
        <ul id="list" style="list-style: none">
            <li>Data Structure</li>
        <input type="button"
            <span id="gfg"></span>
        $(document).ready(function() {


jQuery UI Selectable  appendTo Option

jQuery UI Selectable appendTo Option


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Last Updated : 25 Jan, 2022
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