jQuery UI 1.8.7 Upgrade Guide

link Overview

This guide will assist in upgrading from jQuery UI 1.8.6 to jQuery UI 1.8.7. All changes are listed below, organized by plugin, along with how to upgrade your code to work with jQuery UI 1.8.7.

link Autocomplete

link close event occurs after menu is hidden

(#6227) Previously the suggestions menu was hidden after the close event was triggered. The close event is now triggered after the menu is hidden.

link Button

link Added items option to Buttonset widget

(#6262) Previously all buttons, submits, resets, checkboxes, radio buttons, and anchors contained in a buttonset were converted to buttons. Now you can control which elements are converted by specifying an items option. For example, if you only want anchors with the class button to be converted, you can use:

$( "#buttonset" ).buttonset({
item: "a.button"

link Datepicker

link Improved setDate() parameter handling

(#6684) (#6671) Previously if you passed a date object to the setDate() method, the date object would be modified; this is no longer the case. In addition, setDate() properly handles null and empty strings properly for clearing the date.

link Progressbar

link Added max option

(#6681) You can now specify the max value for a progress bar. To do so, just set the max option on init:

$( "#progressbar" ).progressbar({
max: 500