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Jquery Sortable

Posted on 2014-04-30
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Last Modified: 2014-05-01

I have two issues I'm trying to solve here...


1. If I take a sub-item right now I can drag that sub-item to the main level. I only want to allow the sub-items to be sortable within main groupings.

2. The second issue is that if I drag a main grouping over a sub-item area the "placeholder" css is showing a default state within in the sub-item listings depending the area. I would like to not mislead the user in thinking they can take a main grouping and place it within another main grouping even though the jquery ui is not allowing it on dropping it there (being canceled).

Thanks for the help!
Question by:brihol44
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by:Tom Beck
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Am I missing something?


Including the custom placeholder it looks like this:


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ID: 40033248
Thx for the help. I had that working initially but my original jsfiddle I sent was the closest in that I could move any sub-menu or element into any main group not just the original group that you see it in initially.
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Tom Beck earned 1000 total points
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Okay, I did not pick up on that functionality.

In that case, I would suggest not initializing the sortables until you know which level <li> is being grabbed. You can do this on mousedown.


Note that in order for you to be able to move inner <li> items into any empty outer containers, you will need to have an empty <ol class="inner"> inside all top level <li>s so you have a container to drop the inner <li> items into. Also, that inner <ol> will need to have some minimum dimension for it to actually provide space to drop the inner <li> items into. To that end, I have added this bit of css to your fiddle.

ol > li > ol {

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ID: 40034753
Awesome! Nice job and thank for explaining things so I can learn.
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by:Tom Beck
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You're welcome, glad to help.

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