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Ion.RangeSlider. Is an easy, flexible and responsive range slider with tons of options.


  • Ion.RangeSlider — cool, comfortable, responsive and easily customizable range slider
  • Supports events and public methods, has flexible settings, can be completely altered with CSS
  • Cross-browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Opera 12+, Safari 5+, Internet Explorer 8+
  • Ion.RangeSlider supports touch-devices (iPhone, iPad, Nexus, etc.).
  • Ion.RangeSlider freely distributed under terms of MIT licence.
  • With this plugin you will be able to build beautiful range sliders, like this:


Key features

  • Skin support. (5 skins included and PSD for skin creation)
  • Any number of sliders at one page without conflicts and big performance problems
  • Two slider types single (1 slider) and double (2 sliders)
  • Support of negative and fractional values
  • Ability to set custom step and snap grid to step
  • Support of custom values diapason
  • Customisable grid of values
  • Ability to disable UI elements (min and max, current value, grid)
  • Postfixes and prefixes for your numbers ($20, 20 € etc.)
  • Additional postfix for maximum value (eg. $0 — $100+)
  • Ability to prettify large numbers (eg. 10000000 -> 10 000 000 or 10.000.000)
  • Slider writes its value right into input value field. This makes it easy to use in any html form
  • Any slider value can be set through input data-attribute (eg. data-min="10")
  • Slider supports disable param. You can set it true to make slider inactive
  • Slider supports external methods (update, reset and remove) to control it after creation
  • For advanced users slider has callbacks (onStart, onChange, onFinish, onUpdate). Slider pastes all its params to callback first argument as object
  • Slider supports date and time




Add the following libraries to the page:

  • jQuery
  • ion.rangeSlider.min.js

Add the following stylesheets to the page:

Plus, a skin for the slider. 5 skins are included. Choose one:

  • ion.rangeSlider.skinFlat.css + sprite-skin-flat.png
  • ion.rangeSlider.skinHTML5.css + no images
  • ion.rangeSlider.skinModern.css + sprite-skin-modern.png
  • ion.rangeSlider.skinNice.css + sprite-skin-nice.png
  • ion.rangeSlider.skinSimple.css + sprite-skin-simple.png

Or use the included PSD file and design a custom skin.

Install with bower

  • bower install ionrangeslider

Install with npm

  • npm install ion-rangeslider


The slider overrides a native text input element.

<input type="text" id="example_id" name="example_name" value="" />

To initialise the slider, call ionRangeSlider on the element:


Demo for juniors

If your are new in web development and you are not sure how to correctly install the plugin to your web-page, please download this demo example

Experiments playground

Here you can find bunch of advanced JSFIDDLE demos with different, non-standart use cases:


Option Data-Attr Defaults Type Description
type data-type single string Choose slider type, could be single - for one handle, or double for two handles
min data-min 10 number Set slider minimum value
max data-max 100 number Set slider maximum value
from data-from min number Set start position for left handle (or for single handle)
to data-to max number Set start position for right handle
step data-step 1 number Set sliders step. Always > 0. Could be fractional
min_interval data-min-interval - number Set minimum diapason between sliders. Only for double type
max_interval data-max-interval - number Set minimum maximum between sliders. Only for double type
drag_interval data-drag-interval false boolean Allow user to drag whole range. Only for double type
values data-values [] array Set up your own array of possible slider values. They could be numbers or strings. If the values array is set up, min, max and step param, can no longer be changed
from_fixed data-from-fixed false boolean Fix position of left (or single) handle
from_min data-from-min min number Set minimum limit for left (or single) handle
from_max data-from-max max number Set maximum limit for left (or single) handle
from_shadow data-from-shadow false boolean Highlight the limits for left handle
to_fixed data-to-fixed false boolean Fix position of right handle
to_min data-to-min min number Set minimum limit for right handle
to_max data-to-max max number Set maximum limit for right handle
to_shadow data-to-shadow false boolean Highlight the right handle
prettify_enabled data-prettify-enabled true boolean Improve readability of long numbers: 10000000 → 10 000 000
prettify_separator data-prettify-separator string Set up your own separator for long numbers: 10000000 → 10,000,000 etc.
prettify - null function Set up your own prettify function. Can be anything. For example, you can set up unix time as slider values and than transform them to cool looking dates
force_edges data-force-edges false boolean Sliders handles and tooltips will be always inside it's container
keyboard data-keyboard true boolean Activates keyboard controls. Move left: ←, ↓, A, S. Move right: →, ↑, W, D.
grid data-grid true boolean Enables grid of values above the slider
grid_margin data-grid-margin true boolean Set left and right grid gaps
grid_num data-grid-num 4 number Number of grid units
grid_snap data-grid-snap false boolean Snap grid to sliders step (step param). If activated, grid_num will not be used. Max steps = 50
hide_min_max data-hide-min-max false boolean Hides min and max labels
hide_from_to data-hide-from-to false boolean Hides from and to labels
prefix data-prefix `` string Set prefix for values. Will be set up right before the number: **$**100
postfix data-postfix `` string Set postfix for values. Will be set up right after the number: 100k
max_postfix data-max-postfix `` string Special postfix, used only for maximum value. Will be showed after handle will reach maximum right position. For example 0 — 100+
decorate_both data-decorate-both true boolean Used for double type and only if prefix or postfix was set up. Determine how to decorate close values. For example: $10k — $100k or $10 — 100k
values_separator data-decorate-both - string Set your own separator for close values. Used for double type. Default: 10 — 100. Or you may set: 10 to 100, 10 + 100, 10 → 100 etc.
input_values_separator data-input-values-separator ; string Separator for double values in input value property. <input value="25;42">
disable data-disable false boolean Locks slider and makes it inactive. Input is disabled too. Invisible to forms
block data-blokc false boolean Locks slider and makes it inactive. Input is NOT disabled. Can be send with forms
extra_classes data-extra-classes string Traverse extra CSS-classes to sliders container
scope - null object Scope for callbacks. Pass any object
onStart - null function Callback. Is called on slider start. Gets all slider data as a 1st attribute
onChange - null function Callback. IS called on each values change. Gets all slider data as a 1st attribute
onFinish - null function Callback. Is called when user releases handle. Gets all slider data as a 1st attribute
onUpdate - null function Callback. Is called when slider is modified by external methods update or reset

Description of data passed to callbacks (onChange and etc.)

Result is object type and passed to callback as first argument:

Obj: {
    "input": object,            // jQuery-link to input
    "slider": object,           // jQuery-link to sliders container
    "min": 1000,                // MIN value
    "max": 100000,              // MAX values
    "from": 10000,              // FROM value
    "from_percent": 10,         // FROM value in percents
    "from_value": 0,            // FROM index in values array (if used)
    "to": 90000,                // TO value
    "to_percent": 90,           // TO value in percents
    "to_value": 0,              // TO index in values array (if used)
    "min_pretty": "1 000",      // MIN prettified (if used)
    "max_pretty": "100 000",    // MAX prettified (if used)
    "from_pretty": "10 000",    // FROM prettified (if used)
    "to_pretty": "90 000"       // TO prettified (if used)

Creating slider (all params)

An example of a customised slider:

    min: 0,
    max: 10000,
    from: 1000,
    to: 9000,
    type: 'double',
    prefix: "$",
    grid: true,
    grid_num: 10

You can also initialise slider with data-* attributes of input tag:


Public methods

To use public methods, at first you must save slider instance to variable:

// Launch plugin
    type: "double",
    min: 0,
    max: 1000,
    from: 200,
    to: 500,
    grid: true

// Saving it's instance to var
var slider = $("#range").data("ionRangeSlider");

// Fire public method

There are 3 public methods:

// UPDATE - updates slider to any new values
    from: 300,
    to: 400

// RESET - reset slider to it's first values

// DESTROY - destroys slider and restores original input field

One more look on demos

All plugins options are covered in demos.

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