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  • Last Updated : 14 Jan, 2022

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.

In this article, we will be using the jQuery Mobile Selectable widget() method to return a jQuery object containing the selectable element. It does not accept any parameter for functioning.

Syntax:

var widget = $( ".selector" ).selectable( "widget" );

Parameters: This method does not accept any arguments.

CDN Links: The following jQuery Mobile scripts will be needed for your project so we need to add these scripts to 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: This example describes the uses of the jQuery Mobile Selectable widget() method.

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>
  
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#btn").on('click', function () {
                var widget = $("#divID").selectable( "widget" );
                document.getElementById('gfg').innerHTML += 
                "No of jQuery object containing the selectable element : " 
                  + Object.keys(widget).length;
                console.log(widget);
            });
        });
  
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#list").selectable();
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h3>jQuery UI Selectable widget() 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>
    </ul>
  
    <input type="button" id="btn"
        value="Widget">
    <h4><span id="gfg"></span></h4>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

jQuery UI Selectable widget() Method

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


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