jQuery UI & Tooltips: Basic tooltips

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series jQuery UI Tooltips

jQuery UI Tooltip – Default functionality

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<!doctype html>
<html lang='en'>
    <meta charset='utf-8'>
    <title>jQuery UI Tooltip - Default functionality</title>
    <link rel='stylesheet' href='//code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css'>
    <script src='//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.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'>
        $(function () {
        label {
            display: inline-block;
            width: 5em;

<p><a href='#' title='That's what this widget is'>Tooltips</a> can be attached to any element. When you hover
    the element with your mouse, the title attribute is displayed in a little box next to the element, just like a
    native tooltip.</p>

<p>But as it's not a native tooltip, it can be styled. Any themes built with
    <a href='http://themeroller.com' title='ThemeRoller: jQuery UI's theme builder application'>ThemeRoller</a>
    will also style tooltips accordingly.</p>

<p>Tooltips are also useful for form elements, to show some additional information in the context of each field.</p>

<p><label for='age'>Your age:</label><input id='age' title='We ask for your age only for statistical purposes.'></p>

<p>Hover the field to see the tooltip.</p>

Try The Code

The lineĀ 


means that the tooltip property is applied to the whole document.

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