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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 filter option is used to match child elements that will be made by selectees


Initialize selectable element with filter option:

$( "Selector" ).selectable({
    filter: "li"
  • Get the filter option:

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

    "$( "Selector" ).selectable( "option", "filter", "li");

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 UI Selectable filter 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;
            margin-left: 50px;
            padding: 0.5;
            font-size: 20px;
            height: 50px;
            width: 50%;
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#Button").on('click', function() {
                var tolerance = $("#list").selectable(
                "option", "filter");
        <h3>jQuery UI Selectable filter Option</h3>
        <ul id="list" style="list-style: none">
            <li>Data Structure</li>
        <input type="button"
            value="Value of the filter option">
            <span id="gfg"></span>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("#list" ).selectable({
                filter: 'li'


jQuery UI Selectable filter Option

jQuery UI Selectable filter Option


Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2022
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