Kendo UI for jQuery Sortable Overview

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The Kendo UI for jQuery Sortable component provides a sortable drag-and-drop functionality to elements within a list or between two lists.

The current example displays a configuration of an unordered HTML list integrated with the Sortable component and allowing users to rearrange the list items.

The jQuery Sortable control is part of Kendo UI for jQuery, a comprehensive, professional-grade UI library for building modern and feature-rich applications. The Kendo UI for jQuery collection provides 110+ UI components, an abundance of data-visualization gadgets, client-side data source, and a built-in MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) library.

This Sortable example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

Functionality and Features

  • Hint—The Sortable control renders a hint that is the element which represents the dragged item and is a clone of the dragged item.
  • Items—You can also use the available options for controlling the behavior of the Sortable items.
  • Cursor—The Sortable enables you to determine the type of the cursor that will be displayed while the user drags a sortable item.
  • Placeholder—You can handle the behavior of the element which indicates where the dragged item will be placed when the user drops it.
  • Integration with other components—The Sortable enables you to reorder the items in the Kendo UI for jQuery Grid, ListView and TabStrip.

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