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jQWidgets jqxListBox dropAction Property

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  • Last Updated : 07 Oct, 2021
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jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful, optimized, platform-independent, and widely supported framework. The jqxListBox is used to illustrate a jQuery ListBox widget which comprises a list of electable elements.

The dropAction property is used to set or return the drop action whenever an item from the stated listbox is dropped. It is of type String and its by default value is ‘default’.

Its possible values are:

  • default
  • copy
  • none



To set the dropAction property:


To get the dropAction property:

var dropAction = $('#jqxListBox').jqxListBox('dropAction');  

Linked Files: Download jQWidgets from the link. In the HTML file, locate the script files in the downloaded folder.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” type=”text/css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqx-all.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxlistbox.js”></script>

The below example illustrates the jqxListBox dropAction property in jQWidgets.



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" 
          type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript"
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
      <h1 style="color: green;">
        jQWidgets jqxListBox 
        dropAction Property
      <div id="jqxLB"></div>
      <br />
      <input type="button" id="jqxBtn" 
             style="padding: 5px 20px;" 
             value="Dropping Action" />
      <div id="log"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      $(document).ready(function () {
        var data = 
            ["CS", "CSS", "C++", "Java", "Scala"];
          source: data,
          width: "210px",
          height: "100px",
          allowDrag: true,
          allowDrop: true,
        $("#jqxBtn").on("click", function () {
          var dA = $("#jqxLB").jqxListBox("dropAction");



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