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jQuery asColorPicker bower NPM version Dependency Status prs-welcome

A jquery plugin that convent input into color picker.

Table of contents

Main files

├── jquery-asColorPicker.js
├── jquery-asColorPicker.min.js
└── css/
    ├── asColorPicker.css
    └── asColorPicker.min.css

Quick start

Several quick start options are available:

Download the latest build

Install From Bower

bower install jquery-asColorPicker --save

Install From Npm

npm install jquery-asColorPicker --save

Install From Yarn

yarn add jquery-asColorPicker

Build From Source

If you want build from source:

git clone
cd jquery-asColorPicker
npm install
npm install -g gulp-cli babel-cli
gulp build



jquery-asColorPicker requires the latest version of jQuery, jquery-asColor, and jquery-asGradient.


Including files:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/asColorPicker.css">
<script src="/path/to/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-asColor.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-asGradient.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-asColorPicker.js"></script>

Required HTML structure

<input type='text' class="example" value="#000" />


All you need to do is call the plugin on the element:

jQuery(function($) {


There are some example usages that you can look at to get started. They can be found in the examples folder.


jquery-asColorPicker can accept an options object to alter the way it behaves. You can see the default options by call $.asColorPicker.setDefaults(). The structure of an options object is as follows:

  namespace: 'asColorPicker',
  readonly: false,
  skin: null,
  lang: 'en',
  hideInput: false,
  hideFireChange: true,
  keyboard: false,
  color: {
    format: false,
    alphaConvert: { // or false will disable convert
      'RGB': 'RGBA',
      'HSL': 'HSLA',
      'HEX': 'RGBA',
      'NAMESPACE': 'RGBA',
    shortenHex: false,
    hexUseName: false,
    reduceAlpha: true,
    nameDegradation: 'HEX',
    invalidValue: '',
    zeroAlphaAsTransparent: true
  mode: 'simple',
  onInit: null,
  onReady: null,
  onChange: null,
  onClose: null,
  onOpen: null,
  onApply: null


Methods are called on asColorPicker instances through the asColorPicker method itself. You can also save the instances to variable for further use.

// call directly

// or
var api = $().data('asColorPicker');


Get or set opacity.

// get opacity

// set opacity
$().asColorPicker('opacity', 0.1);


Show the colorpicker dropdown.



Close the colorpicker dropdown.



Clear the colorpicker.



Get or set the colorpicker val.

// get the color

// set the color
$().asColorPicker('val', 'rgb(100, 100, 100)');


Set the color.

$().asColorPicker('set', 'rgb(100, 100, 100)');


Get the color.



Enable the colorpicker functions.



Enable the colorpicker functions.



Disable the colorpicker functions.



Destroy the colorpicker instance.



jquery-asColorPicker provides custom events for the plugin’s unique actions.

$('.the-element').on('asColorPicker::change', function (e) {
  // on value change 
Event Description
init Fires when the instance is setup for the first time.
ready Fires when the instance is ready for API use.
change Fires when the value changed.
enable Fires when the enable instance method has been called.
disable Fires when the disable instance method has been called.
destroy Fires when an instance is destroyed.

No conflict

If you have to use other plugin with the same namespace, just call the $.asColorPicker.noConflict method to revert to it.

<script src="other-plugin.js"></script>
<script src="jquery-asColorPicker.js"></script>
  // Code that uses other plugin's "$().asColorPicker" can follow here.

Browser support

Tested on all major browsers.

Safari Chrome Firefox Edge IE Opera
Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ 9-11 ✓ Latest ✓

As a jQuery plugin, you also need to see the jQuery Browser Support.


Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. Please take a moment to review the guidelines for contributing. Make sure you're using the latest version of jquery-asColorPicker before submitting an issue. There are several ways to help out:


jquery-asColorPicker is built modularly and uses Gulp as a build system to build its distributable files. To install the necessary dependencies for the build system, please run:

npm install -g gulp
npm install -g babel-cli
npm install

Then you can generate new distributable files from the sources, using:

gulp build

More gulp tasks can be found here.


To see the list of recent changes, see Releases section.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2016 amazingSurge.

Licensed under the LGPL license.

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