Vecta Vecta - 1 year ago 66
jQuery Question

Resolve function not found errors on created DOM element

I'm working with JS and I'm a bit confused on something. When a user clicks an element I'd like to create an image element and animate it.

element = document.createElement("IMG");
element.src = "/path/to/file.jpg";

I receive the following error:

element.addClass is not a function

What am I doing wrong?

Answer Source

You're confusing DOM methods with jQuery methods. addClass is a jQuery method, but element is a DOM element, not a jQuery object.

If you want to stick to jQuery, the code would be:

var element = $("<img>", {
    src: "/path/to/file.jpg",
    "class": "class1"
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