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jQuery UI Selectable enable() Method

  • Last Updated : 15 Dec, 2021

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 enable() method is used to enable the disabled selectable widget. This method does not accept any parameter.

Syntax:

$( ".selector" ).selectable( "enable" );

CDN Link: First, add jQuery UI scripts needed for your project.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css”>
<script src=”https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js”></script>
<script src=”https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js”></script>

Example:

HTML




<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  
<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
  
        #list .ui-selecting {
            background: greenyellow;
        }
  
        #list .ui-selected {
            color: white;
            background: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h3>jQuery UI Selectable enable() Method</h3>
    <h3>GeeksforGeeks Subjects</h3>
    <ul id="list">
        <li>Data Structure</li>
        <li>Algorithm</li>
        <li>C++</li>
        <li>Java</li>
        <li>HTML</li>
        <li>Bootstrap</li>
        <li>PHP</li>
    </ul>
  
    <input type="button" id="btn" 
        value="Enable the Widget">
  
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#list").selectable();
            $("#list").selectable("disable");
  
            $("#btn").on('click', function() {
                $("#list").selectable("enable");
            });
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Reference: https://api.jqueryui.com/selectable/#method-enable


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