user64141 user64141 - 2 months ago 25
jQuery Question

Can't read custom UIKit events

UIKit has several custom events that are fired. For example, when switching tabs, a change.uk.tab event is fired (https://getuikit.com/docs/tab.html). The problem is I can only read the event if I prefix JQuery's "$" with UIKit.$. It's as if UIKit's jquery $ is returning a different object.

So for example, this will work:

UIkit.$('#tabs').on('change.uk.tab', function(e, active, previous) {
console.log("uk tab changed: " + active.context.id);
});


Here's the html:

<ul id="tabs" class="uk-tab" data-uk-tab >
<li id="tabPage1" class="uk-active"><a href="">tabPage1</a></li>
<li id="tabPage2"><a href="">tabPage2</a></li>
<li id="tabPage3"><a href="">tabPage3</a></li>
</ul>


However, if I were to remove the "UIkit." and just use the "$" object alone:

$('#tabs').on('change.uk.tab', function(e, active, previous) {
console.log("uk tab changed: " + active.context.id);
});


then I wouldn't see the "change.uk.tab" event. (That is, the "console.log" line is never executed.) Why is this? What's the difference between "UiKit.$" and just "$"?

Answer

As you can see in:

doc:

`<!-- Element within a modal, switcher or dropdown -->

<div id="myelement" data-uk-check-display>...</div>

<script>

$("#myelement").on('display.uk.check', function(){ // custom code to adjust height etc on show }); </script>`

you can avoid UIkit.$('#tabs') and use directly $('#tabs').

You can see in you console UIkit is an object containing a reference to $ or better jQuery.

The snippet:

$(function () {
  console.log('UIkit.$.fn.jquery: ' + UIkit.$.fn.jquery);
  console.log('$.fn.jquery: ' + $.fn.jquery);
  $('#tabs').on('change.uk.tab', function(e, active, previous) {
    console.log("uk tab changed: " + active.context.id);
  });
});
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/uikit/2.27.1/css/uikit.min.css">
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/uikit/2.27.1/js/uikit.min.js"></script>


<ul id="tabs" class="uk-tab" data-uk-tab >
    <li id="tabPage1" class="uk-active"><a href="">tabPage1</a></li>
    <li id="tabPage2"><a href="">tabPage2</a></li>
    <li id="tabPage3"><a href="">tabPage3</a></li>
</ul>