Jhorra Jhorra - 1 month ago 31
jQuery Question

How do I highlight a droppable area on hover using jquery ui draggable

I actually have two questions, the on in the title being the main one. I have multiple div elements on the page marked as droppable. Inside these div elements I have spans that are marked as draggable. I want it so when you are dragging an element and it is hovered over a droppable area that area either highlights or has a border so they know they can drop it there.

As secondary question, all my draggable elements have a display:block, a width and a float on them, so they look nice and neat in my droppable areas. When items are dropped they seem to get a position set to them as they no longer float nice and neat like the rest of my items. For reference, here is my javascript.

$('.drag_span').draggable({
revert: true
});
$('.drop_div').droppable({
drop: handle_drop_patient
});

function handle_drop_patient(event, ui) {
$(this).append($(ui.draggable).clone());
$(ui.draggable).remove();
}

Answer

Check out http://jqueryui.com/demos/droppable/#visual-feedback.

Ex:

$( "#draggable" ).draggable();
$( "#droppable" ).droppable({
    hoverClass: "ui-state-active",
    drop: function( event, ui ) {
        $( this )
            .addClass( "ui-state-highlight" )
            .find( "p" )
                .html( "Dropped!" );
    }
});
$( "#draggable2" ).draggable();
$( "#droppable2" ).droppable({
    accept: "#draggable2",
    activeClass: "ui-state-hover",
    drop: function( event, ui ) {
        $( this )
            .addClass( "ui-state-highlight" )
            .find( "p" )
                .html( "Dropped!" );
    }
});