Cyclone Cyclone - 5 months ago 22
jQuery Question

Toggle show/hide on click with jQuery

I got a

div
element, so when I click on it, another
div
which is hidden by default is sliding and showing, here is the code for the animation itself:

$('#myelement').click(function(){
$('#another-element').show("slide", { direction: "right" }, 1000);
});


How can I make that so when I click on the
#myelement
one more time (when the element is showed already) it will hide the
#another-element
like this:

$('#another-element').hide("slide", { direction: "right" }, 1000);
?

So basicly, it should work exactly like a
slideToggle
but with the
show/hide
functions. Is that possible?

Answer

Try this...

$('#myelement').toggle(
   function () {
      $('#another-element').show("slide", {
          direction: "right"
      }, 1000);
   },
   function () {
      $('#another-element').hide("slide", {
          direction: "right"
      }, 1000);
});

Edit the toggle-event is deprecated in version 1.8, and removed in version 1.9

Note: This method signature was deprecated in jQuery 1.8 and removed in jQuery 1.9. jQuery also provides an animation method named .toggle() that toggles the visibility of elements. Whether the animation or the event method is fired depends on the set of arguments passed, jQuery docs.

The .toggle() method is provided for convenience. It is relatively straightforward to implement the same behavior by hand, and this can be necessary if the assumptions built into .toggle() prove limiting. For example, .toggle() is not guaranteed to work correctly if applied twice to the same element. Since .toggle() internally uses a click handler to do its work, we must unbind click to remove a behavior attached with .toggle(), so other click handlers can be caught in the crossfire. The implementation also calls .preventDefault() on the event, so links will not be followed and buttons will not be clicked if .toggle() has been called on the element, jQuery docs

You toggle between visibility using show and hide with click. You can put condition on visibility if element is visible then hide else show it. Note you will need jQuery UI to use addition effects with show / hide like direction.

Live Demo

$( "#myelement" ).click(function() {     
    if($('#another-element:visible').length)
        $('#another-element').hide("slide", { direction: "right" }, 1000);
    else
        $('#another-element').show("slide", { direction: "right" }, 1000);        
});

Or, simply use toggle instead of click. By using toggle you wont need a condition (if-else) statement. as suggested by T.J.Crowder.

Live Demo

$( "#myelement" ).click(function() {     
   $('#another-element').toggle("slide", { direction: "right" }, 1000);
});
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