jQuery UI Dialog

jQuery UI Dialog is a component that allows you to create modal dialogs or pop-up windows in your web applications. These dialogs can be used to display content, forms, messages, and more in an interactive and visually appealing way. Let's dive into the details with examples:

Include jQuery and jQuery UI Libraries

First, make sure you include the necessary jQuery and jQuery UI libraries in your HTML file. You can use CDN links or download the libraries and host them locally.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css"> <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script> <script src="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>

Create a Basic Dialog

Let's start by creating a simple dialog with a button that opens it when clicked.

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This is a basic jQuery UI Dialog.

<button id="open-dialog">Open Dialog</button> <div id="dialog" title="Basic Dialog"> <p>This is a basic jQuery UI Dialog.</p> </div> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $("#dialog").dialog({ autoOpen: false, modal: true, buttons: { Close: function() { $(this).dialog("close"); } } }); $("#open-dialog").click(function() { $("#dialog").dialog("open"); }); }); </script>

In this example, we've created a button with the id "open-dialog" that, when clicked, triggers the opening of the dialog. The $("#dialog") element represents the dialog content. We use the .dialog() method to initialize the dialog with options like autoOpen, which determines whether the dialog should open automatically when initialized, and modal, which makes the dialog modal. The buttons option defines the buttons present in the dialog, and their associated actions.

Custom Dialog Content and Actions

Let's enhance the previous example by adding a form and custom actions to the dialog.

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<button id="open-dialog">Open Dialog</button> <div id="dialog" title="Custom Dialog"> <form> <label for="name">Name:</label> <input type="text" id="name"> <br> <label for="email">Email:</label> <input type="email" id="email"> </form> </div> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $("#dialog").dialog({ autoOpen: false, modal: true, buttons: { Save: function() { var name = $("#name").val(); var email = $("#email").val(); // Perform actions with the form data console.log("Name:", name); console.log("Email:", email); $(this).dialog("close"); }, Cancel: function() { $(this).dialog("close"); } } }); $("#open-dialog").click(function() { $("#dialog").dialog("open"); }); }); </script>

In this example, the dialog content contains a form with inputs for name and email. The buttons option is defined with custom actions. When the "Save" button is clicked, the form data is retrieved, and you can perform any desired actions, such as sending the data to a server or processing it locally. The "Cancel" button closes the dialog.

Additional Options and Styling

jQuery UI Dialog provides a wide range of options for customization, such as positioning, appearance, animation, and more. You can explore the documentation for all available options.

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This is a styled jQuery UI Dialog.

<button id="open-dialog">Open Dialog</button> <div id="dialog" title="Styled Dialog"> <p>This is a styled jQuery UI Dialog.</p> </div> <style> .ui-dialog-titlebar { background-color: #333; color: #fff; } .ui-dialog-content { background-color: #f1f1f1; } </style> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $("#dialog").dialog({ autoOpen: false, modal: true, draggable: false, resizable: false, show: { effect: "blind", duration: 500 }, hide: { effect: "explode", duration: 500 } }); $("#open-dialog").click(function() { $("#dialog").dialog("open"); }); }); </script>

In this example, we've added some custom styling to the dialog title bar and content using CSS. Additionally, we've used the draggable and resizable options to disable dragging and resizing of the dialog. The show and hide options control the animation effects when the dialog is shown and hidden.


jQuery UI Dialog is a user interface widget that enables the creation of customizable dialog boxes and modal windows within web applications. It simplifies the process of displaying pop-up windows with various content types, such as text, forms, or images, allowing developers to enhance user interaction and experience on websites.