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jQWidgets jqxSortable helper Property

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jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful and optimized framework, platform-independent, and widely supported. jqxSortable represents a jQuery plugin that allows you to reorder elements in an Html list or div tags using the mouse.

The helper Property is used for the helper element that can be utilized to drag in order to render it. It accepts String/Function type values and its default value is ‘original’.


  • Set the helper property:
$('Selector').jqxSortable({helper: 'clone'});
  • Return the helper property:
var helper = $('Selector').jqxSortable('helper');

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

<link type=”text/css” rel=”Stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/globalization/globalize.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxsortable.js”></script>

Example: The below example illustrates the jqxSortable helper Property in jQWidgets.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" 
          href="jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
        #sort1 {
            border: 1px solid black;
            width: 280px;
            list-style-type: none;
            line-height: 30px;
            text-align: center;
        .item:hover {
            background-color: green;
            color: white;
            line-height: 30px;
            padding-left: 30px;
    <h1 style="color: green;">
        jQWidgets jqxSortable helper Property
    <div id="sort1">
        <div class="item">C</div>
        <div class="item">C++</div>
        <div class="item">Python</div>
        <div class="item">HTML</div>
        <div class="item">CSS</div>
        <div class="item">JavaScript</div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function() {
                helper: "original",




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Last Updated : 23 May, 2022
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