Escobar5 Escobar5 - 4 months ago 28x
Javascript Question

Twitter bootstrap stop propagation on dropdown open

I have a twitter bootstrap dropdown inside a div with the plugin jOrgChart.

The problem I'm having is that when I click the button to open the dropdown menu it also triggers a click event in the parent div that does a collapse of other elements.

This is my html:

<div id="chart">
<div class="node">
<div class="btn-group">
<a class="btn dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" href="#">
<span class="caret"></span>
<ul class="dropdown-menu" style="text-align:left;">
<li><a href="#">Edit</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Delete</a></li>

<div class="node">

I want to prevent the click of a.dropdown-toggle from bubbling to div.node, I tried with this:

$("div#chart div.btn-group > a.dropdown-toggle").click(function (e) {

But now the dropdown isn't working.


This is the concrete case: (Thanks to Joe Tuskan for starting the fiddle)

Joe Joe
$("#orgchart").jOrgChart({ chartElement: '#chart' });

$("div#chart div.btn-group > a.dropdown-toggle, .dropdown-menu li a").click(function(e) {

Stop Propagation then toggle. Example

I had to add the drop down menu items to the click handler to keep the behavior constant.