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Colorpicker

We'll initialize all sliders with the same options, and use the update callback to keep to color in sync with the slider values.

This callback fires any time a slider value updates.

Colorpicker
var resultElement = document.getElementById('result');
var sliders = document.getElementsByClassName('sliders');
var colors = [0,0,0];

[].slice.call(sliders).forEach(function( slider, index ){

	noUiSlider.create(slider, {
		start: 127,
		connect: [true, false],
		orientation: "vertical",
		range: {
			'min': 0,
			'max': 255
		},
		format: wNumb({
			decimals: 0
		})
	});
	
	// Bind the color changing function to the update event.
	slider.noUiSlider.on('update', function ( ) {
		
		colors[index] = slider.noUiSlider.get();
		
		var color = 'rgb(' + colors.join(',') + ')';

		resultElement.style.background = color;
		resultElement.style.color = color;
	});
});
CSS
#red, #green, #blue {
	margin: 10px;
	display: inline-block;
	height: 200px;
}

#colorpicker {
	height: 240px;
	width: 310px;
	margin: 0 auto;
	padding: 10px;
	border: 1px solid #BFBFBF;
}

#result {
	margin: 60px 26px;
	height: 100px;
	width: 100px;
	display: inline-block;
	vertical-align: top;
	color: rgb(127, 127, 127);
	background: rgb(127, 127, 127);
	border: 1px solid #fff;
	box-shadow: 0 0 10px;
}

#red .noUi-connect {
	background: #c0392b;
}

#green .noUi-connect {
	background: #27ae60;
}

#blue .noUi-connect {
	background: #2980b9;
}
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Adding keyboard support

Handles can be focused, but noUiSlider does not offer keyboard support by default. It can be added by adding a keypress listener on a handle.

Initializing the slider
var keyboardSlider = document.getElementById('keyboard');

noUiSlider.create(keyboardSlider, {
	start: 10,
	step: 10,
	range: {
		'min': 0,
		'max': 100
	}
});
Listen to keypress on the handle
var handle = keyboardSlider.querySelector('.noUi-handle');

handle.addEventListener('keydown', function( e ) {

	var value = Number( keyboardSlider.noUiSlider.get() );

	if ( e.which === 37 ) {
		keyboardSlider.noUiSlider.set( value - 10 );
	}

	if ( e.which === 39 ) {
		keyboardSlider.noUiSlider.set( value + 10 );
	}
});
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Working with dates

This example shows how to convert dates to numerical ranges, and then use the update event to display them in a pretty format.

We'll be creating timestamps from strings. In order to do this easily, we'll define a new helper function. This function accepts a string, creates a new Date and then returns it as a timestamp.

Timestamps
// Create a new date from a string, return as a timestamp.
function timestamp(str){
    return new Date(str).getTime();   
}
Setup
var dateSlider = document.getElementById('slider-date');

noUiSlider.create(dateSlider, {
// Create two timestamps to define a range.
    range: {
        min: timestamp('2010'),
        max: timestamp('2016')
    },

// Steps of one week
    step: 7 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000,

// Two more timestamps indicate the handle starting positions.
    start: [ timestamp('2011'), timestamp('2015') ],

// No decimals
	format: wNumb({
		decimals: 0
	})
});
Slider control
var dateValues = [
	document.getElementById('event-start'),
	document.getElementById('event-end')
];

dateSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ) {
	dateValues[handle].innerHTML = formatDate(new Date(+values[handle]));
});
Helper functions and formatting

The nth function was borrowed from this StackOverflow question.

// Create a list of day and monthnames.
var
	weekdays = [
		"Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday",
		"Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday",
		"Saturday"
	],
	months = [
		"January", "February", "March",
		"April", "May", "June", "July",
		"August", "September", "October",
		"November", "December"
	];

// Append a suffix to dates.
// Example: 23 => 23rd, 1 => 1st.
function nth (d) {
  if(d>3 && d<21) return 'th';
  switch (d % 10) {
        case 1:  return "st";
        case 2:  return "nd";
        case 3:  return "rd";
        default: return "th";
    }
}

// Create a string representation of the date.
function formatDate ( date ) {
    return weekdays[date.getDay()] + ", " +
        date.getDate() + nth(date.getDate()) + " " +
        months[date.getMonth()] + " " +
        date.getFullYear();
}
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Using HTML5 input elements

noUiSlider's 'update' method is useful for synchronizing with other elements, such as <input> (type="number") and <select>.

Appending <option> elements
var select = document.getElementById('input-select');

// Append the option elements
for ( var i = -20; i <= 40; i++ ){

	var option = document.createElement("option");
		option.text = i;
		option.value = i;

	select.appendChild(option);
}
Initializing the slider
var html5Slider = document.getElementById('html5');

noUiSlider.create(html5Slider, {
	start: [ 10, 30 ],
	connect: true,
	range: {
		'min': -20,
		'max': 40
	}
});
Updating the <select> and <input>
var inputNumber = document.getElementById('input-number');

html5Slider.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ) {

	var value = values[handle];

	if ( handle ) {
		inputNumber.value = value;
	} else {
		select.value = Math.round(value);
	}
});

select.addEventListener('change', function(){
	html5Slider.noUiSlider.set([this.value, null]);
});

inputNumber.addEventListener('change', function(){
	html5Slider.noUiSlider.set([null, this.value]);
});
Example CSS
#input-select,
#input-number {
	padding: 7px;
	margin: 15px 5px 5px;
	width: 70px;
}
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Non linear slider

One of noUiSlider's core features is the ability to divide the range in a non-linear fashion. Stepping can be applied. This example shows where the handles are on the slider range in values and percentages.

Setting up the slider
var nonLinearSlider = document.getElementById('nonlinear');

noUiSlider.create(nonLinearSlider, {
	connect: true,
	behaviour: 'tap',
	start: [ 500, 4000 ],
	range: {
		// Starting at 500, step the value by 500,
		// until 4000 is reached. From there, step by 1000.
		'min': [ 0 ],
		'10%': [ 500, 500 ],
		'50%': [ 4000, 1000 ],
		'max': [ 10000 ]
	}
});
Read the slider value and the left offset
var nodes = [
	document.getElementById('lower-value'), // 0
	document.getElementById('upper-value')  // 1
];

// Display the slider value and how far the handle moved
// from the left edge of the slider.
nonLinearSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function ( values, handle, unencoded, isTap, positions ) {
	nodes[handle].innerHTML = values[handle] + ', ' + positions[handle].toFixed(2) + '%';
});
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Locking sliders together

Two cross-updating sliders can be created using a combination of the change and slide events.

Setup and button clicks
var lockedState = false;
var lockedSlider = false;
var lockedValues = [60, 80];

var slider1 = document.getElementById('slider1');
var slider2 = document.getElementById('slider2');

var lockButton = document.getElementById('lockbutton');
var slider1Value = document.getElementById('slider1-span');
var slider2Value = document.getElementById('slider2-span');

// When the button is clicked, the locked state is inverted.
lockButton.addEventListener('click', function(){
	lockedState = !lockedState;
	this.textContent = lockedState ? 'unlock' : 'lock';
});
The Crossupdate function
function crossUpdate ( value, slider ) {

	// If the sliders aren't interlocked, don't
	// cross-update.
	if ( !lockedState ) return;

	// Select whether to increase or decrease
	// the other slider value.
	var a = slider1 === slider ? 0 : 1;
	
	// Invert a
	var b = a ? 0 : 1;

	// Offset the slider value.
	value -= lockedValues[b] - lockedValues[a];

	// Set the value
	slider.noUiSlider.set(value);
}
Initializing the sliders
noUiSlider.create(slider1, {
	start: 60,

	// Disable animation on value-setting,
	// so the sliders respond immediately.
	animate: false,
	range: {
		min: 50,
		max: 100
	}
});

noUiSlider.create(slider2, {
	start: 80,
	animate: false,
	range: {
		min: 50,
		max: 100
	}
});

slider1.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ){
	slider1Value.innerHTML = values[handle];
});

slider2.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ){
	slider2Value.innerHTML = values[handle];
});
Linking the sliders together
function setLockedValues ( ) {
	lockedValues = [
		Number(slider1.noUiSlider.get()),
		Number(slider2.noUiSlider.get())
	];
}

slider1.noUiSlider.on('change', setLockedValues);
slider2.noUiSlider.on('change', setLockedValues);

slider1.noUiSlider.on('slide', function( values, handle ){
	crossUpdate(values[handle], slider2);
});

slider2.noUiSlider.on('slide', function( values, handle ){
	crossUpdate(values[handle], slider1);
});
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Moving the slider by clicking pips

Issue #733 asks about clicking pips to move the slider to their value. noUiSlider 11 adds a data-value attribute to all .noUi-value elements that makes this easy.

Setup
var pipsSlider = document.getElementById('slider-pips');

noUiSlider.create(pipsSlider, {
    range: {
        min: 0,
        max: 100
    },
    start: [ 50 ],
    pips: { mode: 'count', values: 5 }
});
var pips = pipsSlider.querySelectorAll('.noUi-value');

function clickOnPip ( ) {
    var value = Number(this.getAttribute('data-value'));
    pipsSlider.noUiSlider.set(value);
}

for ( var i = 0; i < pips.length; i++ ) {

    // For this example. Do this in CSS!
    pips[i].style.cursor = 'pointer';
    pips[i].addEventListener('click', clickOnPip);
}
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Only showing tooltips when sliding handles

Issue #836 requested a way to toggle tooltips after slider creation. This effect can be achieved by using the .noUi-active class to show and hide the tooltips. No additional JavaScript is involved.

.noUi-tooltip {
    display: none;
}
.noUi-active .noUi-tooltip {
    display: block;
}
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Colored Connect Elements

noUiSlider's connect elements can be individually colored or otherwise styled.

Slider setup
var slider = document.getElementById('slider-color');

noUiSlider.create(slider, {
	start: [ 4000, 8000, 12000, 16000 ],
	connect: [false, true, true, true, true],
	range: {
		'min': [  2000 ],
		'max': [ 20000 ]
	}
});
var connect = slider.querySelectorAll('.noUi-connect');
var classes = ['c-1-color', 'c-2-color', 'c-3-color', 'c-4-color', 'c-5-color'];

for ( var i = 0; i < connect.length; i++ ) {
    connect[i].classList.add(classes[i]);
}
.c-1-color { background: red; }
.c-2-color { background: yellow; }
.c-3-color { background: green; }
.c-4-color { background: blue; }
.c-5-color { background: purple; }
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Changing the slider by key press

noUiSlider provides a steps API to determine the previous and next steps for a handle. In this example, pressing the keyboard arrow keys will increase/decrease the slider by one step.

Use of this API is not necessary for linear sliders, as the step is constant in that case.

We'll listen to keydown on the input element, and pass the event to a function so we can read the code that identifies the key.

Note that the slider value will be a string, so we'll need to parse it to an integer.

Initializing the slider and linking the input
var keypressSlider = document.getElementById('keypress');
var input0 = document.getElementById('input-with-keypress-0');
var input1 = document.getElementById('input-with-keypress-1');
var inputs = [input0, input1];

noUiSlider.create(keypressSlider, {
	start: [20, 80],
	connect: true,
	direction: 'rtl',
	tooltips: [true, wNumb({ decimals: 1 })],
	range: {
		'min': [0],
		'10%': [10, 10],
		'50%': [80, 50],
		'80%': 150,
		'max': 200
	}
});

keypressSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ) {
	inputs[handle].value = values[handle];
});
Listen to keypress on the input
function setSliderHandle(i, value) {
	var r = [null,null];
	r[i] = value;
	keypressSlider.noUiSlider.set(r);
}

// Listen to keydown events on the input field.
inputs.forEach(function(input, handle) {

	input.addEventListener('change', function(){
		setSliderHandle(handle, this.value);
	});

	input.addEventListener('keydown', function( e ) {

		var values = keypressSlider.noUiSlider.get();
		var value = Number(values[handle]);

		// [[handle0_down, handle0_up], [handle1_down, handle1_up]]
		var steps = keypressSlider.noUiSlider.steps();

		// [down, up]
		var step = steps[handle];

		var position;

		// 13 is enter,
		// 38 is key up,
		// 40 is key down.
		switch ( e.which ) {

			case 13:
				setSliderHandle(handle, this.value);
				break;

			case 38:

				// Get step to go increase slider value (up)
				position = step[1];

				// false = no step is set
				if ( position === false ) {
					position = 1;
				}

				// null = edge of slider
				if ( position !== null ) {
					setSliderHandle(handle, value + position);
				}

				break;

			case 40:

				position = step[0];

				if ( position === false ) {
					position = 1;
				}

				if ( position !== null ) {
					setSliderHandle(handle, value - position);
				}

				break;
		}
	});
});
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Skipping steps

When using a stepped slider, your configuration may require that certain steps aren't available. Using the snap feature, this effect can be created.

Notice how 40 and 80 can't be selected on the slider.

Initialize a snapping slider
var skipSlider = document.getElementById('skipstep');

noUiSlider.create(skipSlider, {
    range: {
        'min': 0,
        '10%': 10,
        '20%': 20,
        '30%': 30,
		// Nope, 40 is no fun.
        '50%': 50,
        '60%': 60,
        '70%': 70,
		// I never liked 80.
        '90%': 90,
        'max': 100
    },
    snap: true,
    start: [20, 90]
});
Read the slider values
var skipValues = [
	document.getElementById('skip-value-lower'),
	document.getElementById('skip-value-upper')
];

skipSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ) {
	skipValues[handle].innerHTML = values[handle];
});
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Using the slider with huge numbers

If you are working with arbitrarily large numbers, you should not use these directly in noUiSlider as you'll run into some JavaScript limitations. Instead, you should map your values to an array of string values.

Numbers is JavaScript are "double precision floats", which can store numbers up to 2^53 (9007199254740992) precisely.

For reference, see this StackOverflow question, or issue #427 filed on GitHub.

As an example, see the 'range' option for a RAM selector offering 14 steps from 512MB to 8GB. The 'step' are omitted for clarity. The values are provided as bytes.

A better solution would be to abstract the byte values away from the slider, looking up the byte values in an array. This keeps the slider configuration simple and prevents issues with floating point precision.

(These values fit within the limit just fine, but demonstrate the point really well!)

range: {
	  'min': 0,
	 '7.6%': 2097152,
	'15.3%': 4194304,
	'23.0%': 8388608,
	'30.7%': 16777216,
	'38.4%': 33554432,
	'46.1%': 67108864,
	'53.8%': 134217728,
	'61.5%': 268435456,
	'69.2%': 536870912,
	'76.9%': 1073741824,
	'84.6%': 2147483648,
	'92.3%': 4294967296,
	  'max': 8589934592
}
Setup
var bigValueSlider = document.getElementById('slider-huge'),
	bigValueSpan = document.getElementById('huge-value');

noUiSlider.create(bigValueSlider, {
	start: 0,
	step: 1,
	format: wNumb({
		decimals: 0
	}),
	range: {
		min: 0,
		max: 13
	}
});
// Note how these are 'string' values, not numbers.
var range = [
	'0','2097152','4194304',
	'8388608','16777216','33554432',
	'67108864','134217728','268435456',
	'536870912','1073741824',
	'2147483648','4294967296',
	'8589934592'
];

bigValueSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function ( values, handle ) {
	bigValueSpan.innerHTML = range[values[handle]];
});
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Creating a toggle

Many application interfaces have options that can be turned on or off using switches. noUiSlider is well suited for this, especially because of the wide touch support.

The update event can be used to keep track of changes to the handle. We'll set the range to [0, 1], which leaves one step of 1.

Toggle
var toggleSlider = document.getElementById('slider-toggle');

noUiSlider.create(toggleSlider, {
	orientation: "vertical",
	start: 0,
	range: {
		'min': [0, 1],
		'max': 1
	},
	format: wNumb({
		decimals: 0
	})
})

toggleSlider.noUiSlider.on('update', function( values, handle ){
	if ( values[handle] === '1' ) {
		toggleSlider.classList.add('off');
	} else {
		toggleSlider.classList.remove('off');
	}
});
CSS
#slider-toggle {
	height: 50px;
}
#slider-toggle.off .noUi-handle {
	border-color: red;
}
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Soft limits

If you want to disable the edges of a slider, the set event can be used to reset the value if a limit is passed. Note how the handle 'bounces back' when it is released below 20 or above 80. noUiSlider also supports disabling edges altogether, which can be done using the padding option.

Setting up the slider
var softSlider = document.getElementById('soft');

noUiSlider.create(softSlider, {
	start: 50,
	range: {
		min: 0,
		max: 100
	},
	pips: {
		mode: 'values',
		values: [20, 80],
		density: 4
	}
});
Resetting using the change event
softSlider.noUiSlider.on('change', function ( values, handle ) {
	if ( values[handle] < 20 ) {
		softSlider.noUiSlider.set(20);
	} else if ( values[handle] > 80 ) {
		softSlider.noUiSlider.set(80);
	}
});