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Reorder Multiple Items in the Sortable

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI Sortable for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript

Description

How can I reorder multiple items by using the Kendo UI Sortable?

Solution

The following example demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

  <p>Select multiple items with CTRL key</p>
  <div class="list-wrapper">
    <ul id="sortable-listA">
      <li class="list-item">Apples</li>
      <li class="list-item">Grapefruits</li>
      <li class="list-item">Bananas</li>
      <li class="list-item">Cranberries</li>
      <li class="list-item">Pineapples</li>
      <li class="list-item">Strawberries</li>
    </ul>

    <ul id="sortable-listB">

    </ul>
  </div>

  <script>
    function placeholder(element) {
      return $("<li class='list-item' id='placeholder'>Drop Here!</li>");
    }

    var listA = $("#sortable-listA").kendoSortable({
      connectWith: "#sortable-listB",
      placeholder: placeholder,
      hint: function(element) {
        var hint = $("<div class='sortable-hint'></div>");
        $(".state-selected").clone().css("display", "block").appendTo(hint);

        setTimeout(function() {
          hint.children().show();
        });

        return hint;
      },
      start: function(e) {
        $(".state-selected").hide();
      },
      end: function(e) {
        var items = this.element.find(".state-selected").not(e.item);
        items.insertAfter(this.placeholder).show();
      },
      change: function(e) {
        $(".state-selected").removeClass("state-selected");
      }
    }).data("kendoSortable");

    // As of Q3 2015, _draggable is changed to draggable (without underscore).
    listA.draggable.userEvents.bind("tap", function(e) {
      if (e.event.ctrlKey) {
        e.target.toggleClass("state-selected")  
      } else {
        $(".state-selected").removeClass("state-selected");
        e.target.addClass("state-selected");
      }
    });

    $("#sortable-listB").kendoSortable({
      placeholder: placeholder
    });

  </script>

  <style>
    #example {
      -webkit-user-select: none;
      -moz-user-select: none;
      -ms-user-select: none;
      user-select: none;
    }

    .demo-section {
      padding: 50px 70px;
    }

    .one-way {
      background: url('../content/web/sortable/one-way.png') no-repeat 50% 50%;
    }

    .two-way {
      background: url('../content/web/sortable/two-way.png') no-repeat 50% 50%;
    }

    .list-wrapper {
      overflow: hidden;
    }

    #sortable-listA, #sortable-listB, #sortable-listC, #sortable-listD, .sortable-hint {
      width: 210px;
      min-height: 40px;
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      border: 1px solid #dddddd;
      border-radius: 4px;
    }

    #sortable-listA, #sortable-listC {
      float: left;
    }

    #sortable-listB, #sortable-listD {
      float: right;
    }

    .list-item {
      list-style-type: none;
      width: 200px;
      margin: 5px;
      line-height: 30px;
      text-align: center;
      background-color: #222222;
      color: #ffffff;
      border-radius: 3px;
      cursor: move;
    }

    #sortable-listA .list-item {
      background-color: #54b8fa;
      color: #000000;
    }

    #sortable-listB .list-item {
      background-color: #ff879e;
      color: #000000;
    }

    .sortable-hint .list-item {
      background-color: #54b8fa;
      color: #000000;
    }

    #placeholder.list-item {
      background-color: #ffffff;
      color: #777;
    }

    .state-selected {
      background-color: #ff0 !important;
    }

    @media screen and (max-width: 1023px) {
      .demo-section {
        display: none;
      }
    }
  </style>
  </div>

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