jQuery Expand Collapse All

The expand collapse functions are used for expanding or collapsing menu structured or tree structured list of items. There are various plug-ins, UI effects in jQuery to provide expand collapse option. In this tutorial, we are using jQuery show and hide functions to expand/collapse list of menu items.

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HTML Menu to be Expanded/Collapsed

Let us take the list of menu items we have used in a jQuery tutorial for showing dropdown menu. The code is,

<div onclick="expandCollapse()" id="expand-collapse" align="right">Expand All</div>
<div id="popular" class="mainmenu">
	<a href="#">Popular Toys</a>
	<div class="submenu">
		<ul>
		<li><a href="#">Video Games</a>
		<li><a href="#">Barbies</a>
		<li><a href="#">Teddy Bear</a>
		<li><a href="#">Golf Set</a>
		</li></ul>
	</div>
</div>
<div id="recent" class="mainmenu">
	<a href="#">Recent Toys</a>
	<div class="submenu">
		<ul>
		<li><a href="#">Yoyo</a>
		<li><a href="#">Doctor Kit</a>
		<li><a href="#">Puzzles</a>
		<li><a href="#">Uno Cards</a>
		</li></ul>
	</div>
</div>
<div id="category" class="mainmenu">
	<a href="#">Toys Category</a>
	<div class="submenu">
		<ul>
		<li><a href="#">Battery Toys</a>
		<li><a href="#">Remote Toys</a>
		<li><a href="#">Magnet Toys</a>
		<li><a href="#">Soft Toys</a>
		</li></ul>
	</div>
</div>

jQuery Expand Collapse Handler

We have Expand All link in the above HTML code. Onlicking this link it will call the jQuery expand-collapse function. This function will collapse menu items if it is already in expanded mode and vise versa. The script is,

function expandCollapse() {
	if($(".submenu").css('display') == 'none') {
		$("#expand-collapse").html("Collapse All");
		$(".submenu").show("slow");
	} else {
		$("#expand-collapse").html("Expand All");
		$(".submenu").hide("slow");
	}
}

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This jQuery code tutorial was published on October 19, 2014.

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