jQuery UI show


show( effect, [options], [speed], [callback] )

The enhanced show method optionally accepts jQuery UI advanced effects.

Uses a specific effect on an element to show the element if the first argument is a effect string.


  • Effects Core


Apply the effect slide if you click on the p to show a div.

$("p").click(function () {
      $("div").show("slide", {}, 1000);

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
  <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
  <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
  <script src="http://ui.jquery.com/latest/ui/effects.core.js"></script>
<script src="http://ui.jquery.com/latest/ui/effects.slide.js"></script>
<style type="text/css">
  div { display: none; margin: 0px; width: 100px; height: 80px; background: blue; position: relative; }
  $(document).ready(function() {
    $("p").click(function () {
      $("div").show("slide", {}, 1000);
<body style="font-size:62.5%;">
<p>Click me</p><div></div>