user1139767 user1139767 - 6 months ago 99
jQuery Question

How to hide a DIV element when I click outside

I have a

div
and want to hide it when I click outside. My code is:

<div id="mydiv">The div must be above button</div>

$('#mydiv').click(function(e) {
e.stopPropagation();
});

$(document).click(function() {
$('#mydiv').fadeOut(300);
});


But it is not working for me ...

UPDATE

Full code is presented below. When I click on a button it shows a
div
above, so I need to hide this
div
when I click outside.

DEMO

<div id="but" style="text-align: right;"><button type="button">Show Div!</button></div>
<div id="mydiv" style="display:none;">The div must be above button</div>

$("#but button").click(function(){
var pos = $(this).offset(),
div = $("#mydiv");

// Make it visible off-page so
// we can measure it
div.css({
"display": "block",
"border": "1px solid black",
"position": "absolute",
"left": -10000,
"top": 0
});

// Move it where we want it to be
div.css({
"left": pos.left - 40,
"top": pos.top - div.height() - 10
});
});

$('#myDiv').click(function(e) {
e.stopPropagation();
});
$(document).click(function() {
$('#mydiv').fadeOut(300);
});

Answer

In javascript click is a bubbling event, it starts on a div and goes up to a document. When you stop an event propagation using a stopPropagation() function, a click on the document is not handled. So, to solve your problem just remove e.stopPropagation().

DEMO 1

The best way is:

$('#mydiv').click(function(e) {
    e.stopPropagation();
    $(this).fadeOut(300);
});

DEMO 2

If I click on this div, how to make to click outside and hide this div ?

Ok, let's imagine, that when you are clicking on a container with id "wrapperId", "myDiv" should be hidden:

$("#wrapperId").click(function(e){
  $('#mydiv').fadeOut(300);
})

if container is a document, you can use $(document) instead of $("#wrapperId").

DEMO 3

It is not working look what is happening: jsbin.com/ilowij/7

You should stop a click event propagation when you are clicking the button. Make these changes:

$("#but button").click(function(e){
    e.stopPropagation();
    ...
}

DEMO 4