Barry's jQuery Mobile Demos: Collapsibles


Collapsibles are similar to panels in that they reveal text and can be dismissed. However, a collapsible is horizontally oriented and reveals its contents by pushing the text below it out of the way. Collapibles are becoming very popular for revealing advertisements in text oriented websites. A collapsible is defined within the main page body at the place where it will appear. As an example, the following code defines a collapsible.

<div data-role="collapsible">
      <h1>Example collapsible</h1>
      <p>Content of collapsible.</p>

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Example collapsible

Content of collapsible.

Sometimes we wish the collapsible to be expanded when the page loads. This can be done by adding the attribute data-collapsed="false" to the collapsible definition header as in the following example.

Example collapsible

This collapsible is opened on page load. It has the attribute data-collapsed="false" in the collapsible definition header.

We can also define a block with a set of collapsible widgets that are neatly displayed together. We define these by using an enclosing <div> tag with attribute data-role="collapsibleset". For example, we can define a collapsible set of three collapsibles as follows.

<div data-role="collapsibleset">
  <div data-role="collapsible">
    <h1>Collapsible 1</h1>
    <p>Content of collapsible 1.</p>
  <div data-role="collapsible">
    <h1>Collapsible 2</h1>
    <p>Content of collapsible 2.</p>
  <div data-role="collapsible">
    <h1>Collapsible 3</h1>
    <p>Content of collapsible 3.</p>

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Collapsible 1

Content of collapsible 1.

Collapsible 2

Content of collapsible 2.

Collapsible 3

Content of collapsible 3.

Try out the collapsible components above by touch/click on the icons. Note that only one collapsible in a collapsible set can be open at any one time (similar to radio buttons).