jQuery Plugins Examples


Inspired by the excellent jQuery.tipsy plugin written by Jason Frame; Tooltips are an updated version, which don't rely on images, use CSS3 for animations, and data-attributes for local title storage.

For performance reasons, the tooltip and popover data-apis are opt in, meaning you must initialize them yourself.

Hover over the links below to see tooltips:

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Tooltips in input groups

When using tooltips and popovers with the MergedFrame input groups, you'll have to set the container (documented below) option to avoid unwanted side effects.


Trigger the tooltip via JavaScript:



Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-animation="".

Name type default description
animation boolean true apply a css fade transition to the tooltip
html boolean false Insert html into the tooltip. If false, jquery's text method will be used to insert content into the dom. Use text if you're worried about XSS attacks.
placement string | function 'top' how to position the tooltip - top | bottom | left | right
selector string false If a selector is provided, tooltip objects will be delegated to the specified targets.
title string | function '' default title value if `title` tag isn't present
trigger string 'hover focus' how tooltip is triggered - click | hover | focus | manual. Note you case pass trigger mutliple, space seperated, trigger types.
delay number | object 0

delay showing and hiding the tooltip (ms) - does not apply to manual trigger type

If a number is supplied, delay is applied to both hide/show

Object structure is: delay: { show: 500, hide: 100 }

container string | false false

Appends the tooltip to a specific element container: 'body'

Heads up! Options for individual tooltips can alternatively be specified through the use of data attributes.


<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="first tooltip">hover over me</a>



Attaches a tooltip handler to an element collection.


Reveals an element's tooltip.



Hides an element's tooltip.



Toggles an element's tooltip.



Hides and destroys an element's tooltip.



A basic, easily extended plugin for quickly creating elegant typeaheads with any form text input.

<input type="text" data-provide="typeahead">

You'll want to set autocomplete="off" to prevent default browser menus from appearing over the MergedFrame typeahead dropdown.


Via data attributes

Add data attributes to register an element with typeahead functionality as shown in the example above.

Via JavaScript

Call the typeahead manually with:



Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-source="".

Name type default description
source array, function [ ] The data source to query against. May be an array of strings or a function. The function is passed two arguments, the query value in the input field and the process callback. The function may be used synchronously by returning the data source directly or asynchronously via the process callback's single argument.
items number 8 The max number of items to display in the dropdown.
minLength number 1 The minimum character length needed before triggering autocomplete suggestions
matcher function case insensitive The method used to determine if a query matches an item. Accepts a single argument, the item against which to test the query. Access the current query with this.query. Return a boolean true if query is a match.
sorter function exact match,
case sensitive,
case insensitive
Method used to sort autocomplete results. Accepts a single argument items and has the scope of the typeahead instance. Reference the current query with this.query.
updater function returns selected item The method used to return selected item. Accepts a single argument, the item and has the scope of the typeahead instance.
highlighter function highlights all default matches Method used to highlight autocomplete results. Accepts a single argument item and has the scope of the typeahead instance. Should return html.



Initializes an input with a typeahead.

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