Sonny Sonny - 5 months ago 23
Javascript Question

jQuery UI - Close Dialog When Clicked Outside

I have a jQuery UI Dialog that gets displayed when specific elements are clicked. I would like to close the dialog if a click occurs anywhere other than on those triggering elements or the dialog itself.

Here's the code for opening the dialog:

$(document).ready(function() {
var $field_hint = $('<div></div>')
.dialog({
autoOpen: false,
minHeight: 50,
resizable: false,
width: 375
});

$('.hint').click(function() {
var $hint = $(this);
$field_hint.html($hint.html());
$field_hint.dialog('option', 'position', [162, $hint.offset().top + 25]);
$field_hint.dialog('option', 'title', $hint.siblings('label').html());
$field_hint.dialog('open');
});
/*$(document).click(function() {
$field_hint.dialog('close');
});*/
});


If I uncomment the last part, the dialog never opens. I assume it's because the same click that opens the dialog is closing it again.




Final Working Code

Note: This is using the jQuery outside events plugin

$(document).ready(function() {
// dialog element to .hint
var $field_hint = $('<div></div>')
.dialog({
autoOpen: false,
minHeight: 0,
resizable: false,
width: 376
})
.bind('clickoutside', function(e) {
$target = $(e.target);
if (!$target.filter('.hint').length
&& !$target.filter('.hintclickicon').length) {
$field_hint.dialog('close');
}
});

// attach dialog element to .hint elements
$('.hint').click(function() {
var $hint = $(this);
$field_hint.html('<div style="max-height: 300px;">' + $hint.html() + '</div>');
$field_hint.dialog('option', 'position', [$hint.offset().left - 384, $hint.offset().top + 24 - $(document).scrollTop()]);
$field_hint.dialog('option', 'title', $hint.siblings('label').html());
$field_hint.dialog('open');
});

// trigger .hint dialog with an anchor tag referencing the form element
$('.hintclickicon').click(function(e) {
e.preventDefault();
$($(this).get(0).hash + ' .hint').trigger('click');
});
});

Answer

Check out the jQuery Outside Events plugin

Lets you do:

$field_hint.bind('clickoutside',function(){
    $field_hint.dialog('close');
});
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