jQuery Plugin To Connect Two Html Elements with A Line

jQuery Plugin To Connect Two Html Elements with A Line
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Connecting Line is a small jQuery plugin which draws an Html canvas based line between two draggable Html elements.

Dependencies:

How to use it:

1. Include the jQuery connecting line plugin and other resources at the end of the document.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="required/script/jquery.svg.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="required/script/jquery.connectingLine.js"></script>
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.10.4/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

2. Create two elements you wish to connect with a line.

<div class="node1">Drag Me</div>
<div class="node2">Drag Me</div>

3. The javascript to enable the plugin.

<script type="text/javascript">
var mySVG = $('body').connectSVG();
mySVG.drawLine({
left_node:'.node1',
right_node:'.node2',
horizantal_gap:10
});
$( ".node1" ).draggable({
  drag: function(event, ui){mySVG.redrawLines();}
});
$( ".node2" ).draggable({
  drag: function(event, ui){mySVG.redrawLines();}
});
</script>

4. Make sure the elements have the position:absolute property.

.node1{
position:absolute;
...
}
.node2{
position:absolute;
...
}

Change logs:

2015-04-28

  • connectSvg is now connect

2014-06-12

  • IE9+ Supported

2014-06-11

  • use canvas instead.

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by gunjankothari. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.