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jQuery UI Sortable cancel() Method

  • Last Updated : 12 Jan, 2022

jQuery UI  is a web-based technology and consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using the jQuery JavaScript Library. jQuery UI is the best tool for building UI interfaces for the webpages. It can also 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 UI Sortable cancel() Method to cancel a change in the current sortable and revert it to the state prior to when the current sort was started. For the stop and receive callback functions, we can use this tool/ method.


$( ".selector" ).sortable( "cancel" );

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.

Return type: This method returns an object value.

CDN Link: Below are the jQuery UI CDN links that will be needed for your project.

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

Example: This example describes the uses of the jQuery UI Sortable cancel() Method.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet"
        #sortable {
            list-style-type: none;
            width: 50%;
        #sortable li {
            margin: 10px 0;
            padding: 0.5em;
            font-size: 25px;
            height: 20px;
            background-color: lightgreen;
        #btn2 {
            margin-left: 50px;
            padding: 0.5;
            font-size: 25px;
            height: 50px;
            width: 50%;
        $(function () {
            $("#btn1").on('click', function () {
        $(function () {
        <h1 style="color: green;">
        <h4>jQuery UI Sortable cancel() Method</h4>
        <ul id="sortable">
            <li class="ui-state-default">Geeks1</li>
            <li class="ui-state-default">Geeks2</li>
            <li class="ui-state-default">Geeks3</li>
            <li class="ui-state-default">Geeks4</li>
            <li class="ui-state-default">Geeks5</li>
        <div class="res"></div>
            <input type="button" 
                   id="btn1" value="Cancel">


jQuery UI Sortable cancel() Method


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