jQuery UI Library Adding the jQuery UI script & basic usage


To get started with the jQuery UI library, you'll need to add the jQuery script, the jQuery UI script, and the jQuery UI stylesheet to your HTML.

First, download jQuery UI; choose the features you need on the download page. Unzip your download, and put jquery-ui.css and jquery-ui.js (and jquery.js) in a folder where you can use them from your HTML (e.g. with your other scripts and stylesheets.)

jQuery UI depends on jQuery, so remember to include jquery.js before jquery-ui.js.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="stylesheets/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="scripts/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/jquery-ui.js"></script>

That's it! You can now use jQuery UI. For example, use the datepicker with the following HTML:

<input type="text" name="date" id="date">

Then use the following JavaScript:


Which will get you a nice datepicker popup:


For more, see the official "Getting started" gude.