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Data attribute reference

The jQuery Mobile framework uses HTML5 data- attributes to allow for markup-based initialization and configuration of widgets. These attributes are completely optional; calling plugins manually and passing options directly is also supported. To avoid naming conflicts with other plugins or frameworks that also use data- attributes, set a custom namespace by modifying the ns global option.

Button

Links with data-role="button". Input-based buttons, links in toolbars and button elements are auto-enhanced, no data-role required.

data-corners true | false
data-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-iconpos left | right | top | bottom | notext
data-iconshadow true | false
data-inline true | false
data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-shadow true | false
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Multiple buttons can be wrapped in a container with a data-role="controlgroup" attribute for a vertically grouped set. Add the data-type="horizontal" attribute for the buttons to sit side-by-side. Add the data-mini="true" to get the mini/compact sized version for all the buttons that appear in the controlgroup.

Checkbox

Pairs of labels and inputs with type="checkbox" are auto-enhanced, no data-role required

data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element

Multiple checkboxes can be wrapped in a container with a data-role="controlgroup" attribute for a vertically grouped set. Add the data-type="horizontal" attribute for the checkboxes to sit side-by-side. Add the data-mini="true" to get the mini/compact sized version for all the checkboxes that appear in the controlgroup.

Collapsible

A heading and content wrapped in a container with the data-role="collapsible"

data-collapsed true | false
data-collapsed-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-content-theme swatch letter (a-z)
data-corners true | false
data-expanded-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-iconpos left | right | top | bottom
data-inset true | false
data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Collapsible set

A number of collapsibles wrapped in a container with the data-role="collapsible-set"

data-collapsed-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-content-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Sets all collapsibles in set
data-corners true | false
data-expanded-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-iconpos left | right | top | bottom | notext
data-inset true | false
data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Sets all collapsibles in set

Content

Container with data-role="content"

data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Controlgroup

DIV or FIELDSET container with data-role="controlgroup". Visually integrate multiple button-styled inputs of a single type (checkboxes, link-based buttons, radio buttons, selects) into a group. For grouping form checkboxes and radio buttons, the fieldset container is recommended inside a div container with the data-role="fieldcontain", to improve label styling.

data-mini true | false - Compact sized version for all items in the controlgroup
data-type horizontal | vertical - For horizontal or vertical item alignment

Dialog

Container with data-role="dialog" or linked to with data-rel="dialog" on the anchor.

data-close-btn left | right | none
data-close-btn-text string - Text for the close button, dialog only
data-corners true | false
data-dom-cache true | false
data-overlay-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Overlay theme when the page is opened in a dialog
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)
data-title string - Title used when page is shown

Enhancement

Container with data-enhance="false" or data-ajax="false"

data-enhance true | false
data-ajax true | false

Any DOM elements inside a data-enhance="false" container, save for data-role="page|dialog" elements, will be ignored during initial enhancement and subsequent create events provided that the $.mobile.ignoreContentEnabled flag is set prior to the enhancement (eg in a mobileinit binding).

Any link or form element inside data-ajax="false" containers will be ignored by the framework's navigation functionality when $.mobile.ignoreContentEnabled is set to true.

Field container

Container with data-role="fieldcontain" wrapped around label/form element pair

Fixed Toolbar

Container with data-role="header" or data-role="footer" plus the attribute data-position="fixed"

data-disable-page-zoom true | false - User-scaling-ability for pages with fixed toolbars
data-fullscreen true | false - Setting toolbars over the page-content
data-tap-toggle true | false - Ability to toggle toolbar-visibility on user tap/click
data-transition slide | fade | none - Show/hide-transition when a tap/click occurs
data-update-page-padding true | false - Have the page top and bottom padding updated on resize, transition, "updatelayout" events (the framework always updates the padding on the "pageshow" event).
data-visible-on-page-show true | false - Toolbar-visibility when parent page is shown

Flip toggle switch

Select with data-role="slider" and two option element

data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element
data-track-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element

Footer

Container with data-role="footer"

data-id string - Unique ID. Required for persistent footers
data-position fixed
data-fullscreen true | false - Used in conjunction with fixed toolbars
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Header

Container with data-role="header"

data-id string - Unique ID. Required for persistent headers
data-position fixed
data-fullscreen true | false - Used in conjunction with fixed toolbars
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Link

Links, including those with a data-role="button", and form submit buttons share these attributes

data-ajax true | false
data-direction reverse - Reverse transition animation (only for page or dialog)
data-dom-cache true | false
data-prefetch true | false
data-rel back - To move one step back in history
dialog - To open link styled as dialog, not tracked in history
external - For linking to another domain
popup - For opening a popup
data-transition fade | flip | flow | pop | slide | slidedown | slidefade | slideup | turn | none
data-position-to origin - Centers the popup over the link that opens it
jQuery selector - Centers the popup over the specified element
window - Centers the popup in the window
Note: option only available when used with popups. See also: popup options.

Listview

OL or UL with data-role="listview"

data-autodividers true | false
data-count-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "c"
data-divider-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "b"
data-filter true | false
data-filter-placeholder string
data-filter-theme swatch letter (a-z)
data-header-theme swatch letter (a-z)
data-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search | false
data-inset true | false
data-split-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search
data-split-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "b"
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

Listview item

LI within a listview

data-filtertext string - Filter by this value instead of inner text
data-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search | false
data-role list-divider
data-theme swatch letter (a-z)

The data-icon attribute is only applicable for a listview item if it contains a link.

Navbar

A number of LIs wrapped in a container with data-role="navbar"

data-iconpos left | right | top | bottom | notext

To add icons to the navbar items, the data-icon attribute is used, specifying a standard mobile icon for each item.

Navbars inherit the theme-swatch from their parent container. Setting the data-theme attribute to a navbar is not supported. The data-theme attribute can be set individually to the links inside a navbar.

Page

Container with data-role="page"

data-add-back-btn true | false - Auto add back button, header only
data-back-btn-text string
data-back-btn-theme swatch letter (a-z)
data-close-btn-text string - Text for the close button, dialog only
data-dom-cache true | false
data-fullscreen true | false - Used in conjunction with fixed toolbars

Deprecated in 1.1 - use on header and footer instead.

data-overlay-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Overlay theme when the page is opened in a dialog
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "c"
data-title string - Title used when page is shown
data-url url - Value for updating the URL, instead of the url used to request the page

Popup

Container with data-role="popup"

data-corners true | false
data-dismissable true | false - If set to false prevents popup closing by clicking outside of the popup or pressing the Escape key
data-overlay-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "null" (transparent background)
data-shadow true | false
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) | none - Default inherited, "none" sets the popup to transparent
data-tolerance 30, 15, 30, 15 - Distance from the edges of the window (top, right, bottom, left)

Anchor with a data-rel="popup" opens the popup

data-position-to origin - Centers the popup over the link that opens it
jQuery selector - Centers the popup over the specified element
window - Centers the popup in the window
data-rel popup - For opening a popup
data-transition fade | flip | flow | pop | slide | slidedown | slidefade | slideup | turn | none - The transition to be used when showing/hiding the popup

Radio button

Pairs of labels and inputs with type="radio" are auto-enhanced, no data-role required

data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element

Multiple radion buttons can be wrapped in a container with a data-role="controlgroup" attribute for a vertically grouped set. Add the data-type="horizontal" attribute for the radio buttons to sit side-by-side. Add the data-mini="true" to get the mini/compact sized version for all the radio buttons that appear in the controlgroup.

Select

All select form elements are auto-enhanced, no data-role required

data-divider-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Default "b" - Only applicable if optgroup support is used in non-native selects
data-icon home | delete | plus | arrow-u | arrow-d | check | gear | grid | star | custom | arrow-r | arrow-l | minus | refresh | forward | back | alert | info | search | false
data-iconpos left | right | top | bottom | notext
data-inline true | false
data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-native-menu true | false
data-overlay-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Overlay theme for non-native selects
data-placeholder true | false - Can be set on option element of a non-native select
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element

Multiple selects can be wrapped in a fieldset with a data-role="controlgroup" attribute for a vertically grouped set. Add the data-type="horizontal" attribute for the selects to sit side-by-side.

Slider

Inputs with type="range" are auto-enhanced, no data-role required

data-highlight true | false - Adds an active state fill on track to handle
data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element
data-track-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element

Text input & Textarea

Input type="text|number|search|etc." or textarea elements are auto-enhanced, no data-role required

data-mini true | false - Compact sized version
data-role none - Prevents auto-enhancement to use native control
data-theme swatch letter (a-z) - Added to the form element