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swiperight eventversion added: 1.0

Description: Triggered when a swipe event occurs moving in the right direction.

  • jQuery( ".selector" ).on( "swiperight", function( event ) { ... } )

Triggered when a horizontal drag of 30px or more (and less than 30px vertically) occurs within 1 second duration in the right direction. See the swipe event entry for more detailed information on the swipe event.


A simple example of the capturing and acting upon a swiperight event

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <title>swiperight demo</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
  html, body { padding: 0; margin: 0; }
  html, .ui-mobile, .ui-mobile body {
    height: 105px;
  .ui-mobile, .ui-mobile .ui-page {
    min-height: 105px;
  #nav {
    font-size: 200%;
    margin:17px auto 0 auto;
  #nav a {
    color: #777;
    border: 2px solid #777;
    background-color: #ccc;
    padding: 0.2em 0.6em;
    text-decoration: none;
    float: left;
    margin-right: 0.3em;
  #nav a:hover {
    color: #999;
    border-color: #999;
    background: #eee;
  #nav a.selected,
  #nav a.selected:hover {
    color: #0a0;
    border-color: #0a0;
    background: #afa;
  div.box {
    width: 30em;
    height: 3em;
    background-color: #108040;
  div.box.swiperight {
    background-color: #7ACEF4;
<h3>Swipe the green rectangle in the right direction to change its color:</h3>
<div class="box"></div>
    // Bind the swiperightHandler callback function to the swipe event on div.box
  $( "div.box" ).on( "swiperight", swiperightHandler );
  // Callback function references the event target and adds the 'swiperight' class to it
  function swiperightHandler( event ){
    $( event.target ).addClass( "swiperight" );


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