jQuery UI & Accordion: Fill Space

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series jQuery UI Accordion

jQuery UI Accordion – Fill space

Because the accordion is comprised of block-level elements, by default its width fills the available horizontal space.

To fill the vertical space allocated by its container, set the heightStyle option to “fill“, and the script will automatically set the dimensions of the accordion to the height of its parent container.

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    <meta charset='utf-8'>
    <title>jQuery UI Accordion - Fill space</title>
    <link rel='stylesheet' href='//code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css'>
    <script src='//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js'></script>
    <script src='//code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.4/jquery-ui.js'></script>
    <link rel='stylesheet' href='https://codecrawl.com/code/jqueryui/jqueryui_style.css'>
    <style>
        #accordion-resizer {
            padding: 10px;
            width: 350px;
            height: 220px;
        }
    </style>
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $('#accordion').accordion({
                heightStyle: 'fill'
            });
        });
        $(function () {
            $('#accordion-resizer').resizable({
                minHeight: 140,
                minWidth: 200,
                resize: function () {
                    $('#accordion').accordion('refresh');
                }
            });
        });
    </script>
</head>
<body>

<h3 class='docs'>Resize the outer container:</h3>

<div id='accordion-resizer' class='ui-widget-content'>
    <div id='accordion'>
        <h3>Section 1</h3>

        <div>
            <p>Mauris mauris ante, blandit et, ultrices a, suscipit eget, quam. Integer ut neque. Vivamus nisi metus,
                molestie vel, gravida in, condimentum sit amet, nunc. Nam a nibh. Donec suscipit eros. Nam mi. Proin
                viverra leo ut odio. Curabitur malesuada. Vestibulum a velit eu ante scelerisque vulputate.</p>
        </div>
        <h3>Section 2</h3>

        <div>
            <p>Sed non urna. Donec et ante. Phasellus eu ligula. Vestibulum sit amet purus. Vivamus hendrerit, dolor at
                aliquet laoreet, mauris turpis porttitor velit, faucibus interdum tellus libero ac justo. Vivamus non
                quam. In suscipit faucibus urna. </p>
        </div>
        <h3>Section 3</h3>

        <div>
            <p>Nam enim risus, molestie et, porta ac, aliquam ac, risus. Quisque lobortis. Phasellus pellentesque purus
                in massa. Aenean in pede. Phasellus ac libero ac tellus pellentesque semper. Sed ac felis. Sed commodo,
                magna quis lacinia ornare, quam ante aliquam nisi, eu iaculis leo purus venenatis dui. </p>
            <ul>
                <li>List item one</li>
                <li>List item two</li>
                <li>List item three</li>
            </ul>
        </div>
        <h3>Section 4</h3>

        <div>
            <p>Cras dictum. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis
                egestas. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Aenean
                lacinia mauris vel est. </p>

            <p>Suspendisse eu nisl. Nullam ut libero. Integer dignissim consequat lectus. Class aptent taciti sociosqu
                ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. </p>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

</body>
</html>
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So with line 20 and 24, the container is resizable and the accordion will move its dimensions to the size of the container.

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