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Autogenerated Collapsible Directory Tree from a UL
<h2>Collapsible Directory List</h2>
<div class="box">
<ul class="directory-list">
// get all folders in our .directory-list
var allFolders = $(".directory-list li > ul");
allFolders.each(function() {
// add the folder class to the parent <li>
var folderAndName = $(this).parent();
// backup this inner <ul>
var backupOfThisFolder = $(this);
// then delete it
// add an <a> tag to whats left ie. the folder name
folderAndName.wrapInner("<a href='#' />");
// then put the inner <ul> back
// now add a slideToggle to the <a> we just added
folderAndName.find("a").click(function(e) {
<script src=""></script>
/* Demo page styles
-------------------------------------------------------------- */
body {
background: #eee;
font-family: "times new roman", serif;
line-height: 30px;
h2 {
color: #aaa;
font-size: 30px;
line-height: 40px;
font-style: italic;
font-weight: 200;
margin: 40px;
text-align: center;
text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7);
.box {
background: #fff;
border-radius: 2px;
box-shadow: 0 0 50px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
margin: 30px 5%;
padding: 5%;
@media (min-width: 544px) {
.box {
margin: 40px auto;
max-width: 440px;
padding: 40px;
/* The list style
-------------------------------------------------------------- */
.directory-list ul {
margin-left: 10px;
padding-left: 20px;
border-left: 1px dashed #ddd;
.directory-list li {
list-style: none;
color: #888;
font-size: 17px;
font-style: italic;
font-weight: normal;
.directory-list a {
border-bottom: 1px solid transparent;
color: #888;
text-decoration: none;
transition: all 0.2s ease;
.directory-list a:hover {
border-color: #eee;
color: #000;
.directory-list .folder,
.directory-list .folder > a {
color: #777;
font-weight: bold;
/* The icons
-------------------------------------------------------------- */
.directory-list li:before {
margin-right: 10px;
content: "";
height: 20px;
vertical-align: middle;
width: 20px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
display: inline-block;
/* file icon by default */
background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;utf8,<svg xmlns='' viewBox='0 0 100 100'><path fill='lightgrey' d='M85.714,42.857V87.5c0,1.487-0.521,2.752-1.562,3.794c-1.042,1.041-2.308,1.562-3.795,1.562H19.643 c-1.488,0-2.753-0.521-3.794-1.562c-1.042-1.042-1.562-2.307-1.562-3.794v-75c0-1.487,0.521-2.752,1.562-3.794 c1.041-1.041,2.306-1.562,3.794-1.562H50V37.5c0,1.488,0.521,2.753,1.562,3.795s2.307,1.562,3.795,1.562H85.714z M85.546,35.714 H57.143V7.311c3.05,0.558,5.505,1.767,7.366,3.627l17.41,17.411C83.78,30.209,84.989,32.665,85.546,35.714z' /></svg>");
background-position: center 2px;
background-size: 60% auto;
.directory-list li.folder:before {
/* folder icon if folder class is specified */
background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;utf8,<svg xmlns='' viewBox='0 0 100 100'><path fill='lightblue' d='M96.429,37.5v39.286c0,3.423-1.228,6.361-3.684,8.817c-2.455,2.455-5.395,3.683-8.816,3.683H16.071 c-3.423,0-6.362-1.228-8.817-3.683c-2.456-2.456-3.683-5.395-3.683-8.817V23.214c0-3.422,1.228-6.362,3.683-8.817 c2.455-2.456,5.394-3.683,8.817-3.683h17.857c3.422,0,6.362,1.228,8.817,3.683c2.455,2.455,3.683,5.395,3.683,8.817V25h37.5 c3.422,0,6.361,1.228,8.816,3.683C95.201,31.138,96.429,34.078,96.429,37.5z' /></svg>");
background-position: center top;
background-size: 75% auto;
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