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Transfer Effect

Transfer Effectversion deprecated: 1.12

Description: Transfers the outline of an element to another element

  • version deprecated: 1.12transfer

    • className
      Type: String
      argumental class name the transfer element will receive.
    • to
      Type: String
      jQuery selector, the element to transfer to.

Very useful when trying to visualize interaction between two elements.

The transfer element itself has the class ui-effects-transfer, and needs to be styled by you, for example by adding a background or border.

This effect is deprecated, replaced by the .transfer() method.


Clicking on the green element transfers to the other.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>transfer demo</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
  div.green {
    width: 100px;
    height: 80px;
    background: green;
    border: 1px solid black;
    position: relative;
  div.red {
    margin-top: 10px;
    width: 50px;
    height: 30px;
    background: red;
    border: 1px solid black;
    position: relative;
  .ui-effects-transfer {
    border: 1px dotted black;
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<div class="green"></div>
<div class="red"></div>
$( "div" ).click(function() {
  var i = 1 - $( "div" ).index( this );
  $( this ).effect( "transfer", { to: $( "div" ).eq( i ) }, 1000 );


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