Willian Bonho Daiprai Willian Bonho Daiprai - 3 months ago 19x
jQuery Question

Multiple modals overlay

Look at this code:


I need that the overlay shows above the first modal, not in the back.
I tried to change the z-index of

, but it becomes a mess. I looked everywhere and found nothing.

In some cases I have more than two modals on the same page.


After seeing many fixes for this, and none of them were exactly what I needed I've came up with a even shorter solution that is inspired by @YermoLamers & @Ketwaroo.

Backdrop z-index fix
This solution uses a setTimeout because the .modal-backdrop isn't created when the event show.bs.modal is triggered.

$(document).on('show.bs.modal', '.modal', function () {
    var zIndex = 1040 + (10 * $('.modal:visible').length);
    $(this).css('z-index', zIndex);
    setTimeout(function() {
        $('.modal-backdrop').not('.modal-stack').css('z-index', zIndex - 1).addClass('modal-stack');
    }, 0);
  • This works for every .modal created on the page (even dynamic modals)
  • The backdrop instantly overlays the previous modal

Example jsfiddle

If you don't like the hardcoded z-index for any reason you can calculate the highest z-index on the page like this:

var zIndex = Math.max.apply(null, Array.prototype.map.call(document.querySelectorAll('*'), function(el) {
  return +el.style.zIndex;
})) + 10;

Scrollbar fix
If you have a modal on your page that exceeds the browser height, then you can't scroll in it when closing an second modal. To fix this add:

$(document).on('hidden.bs.modal', '.modal', function () {
    $('.modal:visible').length && $(document.body).addClass('modal-open');

This solution is tested with bootstrap 3.1.0 - 3.3.5