jQuery UI Button


Button enhances standard form elements like button, input of type submit or reset or anchors to themable buttons with appropiate mouseover and active styles.

In addition to basic push buttons, radio buttons and checkboxes (inputs of type radio and checkbox) can be converted to buttons: Their associated label is styled to appear as the button, while the underlying input is updated on click.

Buttons can be grouped using the buttonSet method, which should be always applied for radio buttons.


  • UI Core
  • UI Widget


A simple jQuery UI Button.


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link type="text/css" href="http://jqueryui.com/latest/themes/base/ui.all.css" rel="stylesheet" />
  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryui.com/latest/jquery-1.3.2.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryui.com/latest/ui/jquery.ui.core.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryui.com/latest/ui/jquery.ui.widget.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryui.com/latest/ui/jquery.ui.button.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript">
<body style="font-size:62.5%;">
<button>Button label</button>






The jQuery UI Button plugin uses the jQuery UI CSS Framework to style its look and feel, including colors and background textures. We recommend using the ThemeRoller tool to create and download custom themes that are easy to build and maintain.

If a deeper level of customization is needed, there are widget-specific classes referenced within the ui.button.css stylesheet that can be modified. These classes are highlighed in bold below.

Sample markup with jQuery UI CSS Framework classes

<button class="ui-button ui-button-text-only ui-widget ui-state-default ui-corner-all"/><span class="ui-button-text">Button Label</span></button>

Note: This is a sample of markup generated by the button plugin, not markup you should use to create a button. The only markup needed for that is <button>Button Label</button>.