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jQuery UI Datepicker --everything but the "look"

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Hi - I'm new to javascript and started to play with jQuery by accident.   Mind you - I am not writing Javascript.  Only re-using what is already available in the Jquery framework (that's a new word for me :-).

I'm trying to understand and use a UI Datepicker (see link below) .  I tried the code provided and the basic Datepicker appeared.  But I need to have every element, all the scripts and css files,  on my own hard drive to use this in a demo I'm building.  I won't be able to link to jquery.com for anything.

After downloading all of the scripts and css files which the demo used,including all the ones it linked by "@import"  I would get the "data" of the DP but none of the appearance.  How do I get the graphics to appear?  What am I missing?  

TIA your jQuery expertise.
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// this is where I started...

http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Datepicker
 
 

// I downloaded all of these and what they @imported ...

http://jqueryui.com/latest/themes/base/ui.all.css

http://jqueryui.com/latest/jquery-1.3.2.js

http://jqueryui.com/latest/ui/ui.core.js

http://jqueryui.com/latest/ui/ui.datepicker.js
 

@import "ui.base.css"

@import "ui.theme.css"

@import url("ui.core.css");

@import url("ui.datepicker.css");

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I would suggest downloading the jquery library from here:
http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js

Then download the jqueryUI library:
http://jqueryui.com/download

(select just the components you need);

And then create your own theme and download here:
http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

This will ensure that you have all of the correct files (and will give you the ability to customize)
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You are actually missing the images linked from the CSS files (these are relative URLs, which doesn't exist on your machine). Basically, you'll need to download the UI library (as per the above comment), make sure that you selected 'UI Core', extract the contents and import  the following CSS in your HTML:

<link type="text/css" href="./css/smoothness/jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.css" rel="stylesheet" />

The CSS file name might be different depending on how/what version of JQuery you downloaded.
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by:dzash2000
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Thanks both.  This is interesting.
I'm concerned about something - possibly without reason.
On this project I'm building I've made use of "animated collapsible DIVs" which use jQuery 1.2.

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/animatedcollapse.htm


In the downloads you suggested in your posts I've downloaded jQuery 1.7.1 AND - I didn't see any mention of "animated collapsible DIVs" in the UI descriptions.

Will these jQuery libraries conflict??  Will I be sacrificing the collapsible DIV if I use the DatePicker??

Please set me straight.

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No, there won't be any conflicts. Your download from jqueryui.com actually includes JQuery JS (1.3.2) in addition to the UI Components (Ver 1.7.1).

The animation functionality that you are talking about doesn't have any dependencies on the UI components. It just requires JQuery JS.

If you extract the ZIP file you downloaded from jqueryui.com, you'll find the following files we are interested in:
  \css\smoothness\jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.css
  \js\jquery-1.3.2.min.js
  \js\jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.min.js

Import these 3 files in your HTML. Rest assured that it will take care of your Calendar as well as animated DIVs.

  <link type="text/css" href="./css/smoothness/jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.css" rel="stylesheet" />
  <script type="text/javascript" src="./js/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="./js/jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.min.js"></script>
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Thanks to alien109 for the comprehensive list of links and thanks to irf44z for a quick and thorough reply to my follow up concern.

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