animate() method in jQuery

animate() in jQuery

To create custom animations in jQuery animate() method is used.

This method uses CSS styles to change an from elements styles to another style.

Syntax 1

$(selector).animate(properties[, duration][, easing][, complete])

  • properties - It indicate CSS properties and values.
  • duration
    • Default value is 400.
    • number - Integer values are given in milliseconds.
    • slow - It specifies 600 milliseconds.
    • fast - It specifies 200 milliseconds.
  • easing - It is optional, it specifies speed at which the animation progresses.It can have two values.
    • swing - It is a default value, animation progresses irregular way.
    • linear - it specifies animation progresses at a constant pace.
  • complete - It indicate a function, and it will be executed after the element animation complete.
Syntax 2

$(selector).animate(properties,options)

  • options - Options given below are optional
    • duration - It is used to determine how long the animation will run. It can be defined by string or number.
    • easing - It is used to determine for transition which easing function to be used. It is defined by string.
    • queue - It is denoted by Boolean, whether to place the animation in the effects queue. When a custom queue name is used the animation does not automatically start; you must call .dequeue("queuename") to start it. If it is specified as false, the animation will begin immediately.
    • specialEasing - It is an object which contains one or more of the CSS properties. These properties are defined by arguments and its corresponding easing functions.
    • step - It is used to denote a function for each element when calling animated property.
    • progress - It is used to denote a function to be called after each step of the animation.
    • complete - It is used to denote a function, which is called after the animation on an element is complete.
    • start - It is used to denote a function, when the elements animation begins.
    • done - It is used to denote a function, when the animation on an element completes.
    • fail - It is used to denote a function, when the animation of an element fails to complete.
    • always - It is used to denote a function, when the animation on an element completes or stops without completing.

Example 1 - animate to margin-top:50px

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Example 2 - animate to margin-top:50px within 2000ms(2sec)

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Example 3 - animate() with complete function

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Example 4 - calling complete function using function name

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Example 5 - animate() with multiple css properties

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Example 6 - animate() with options

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Example 7 - animate() with options and progress bar

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