Draco Draco - 5 years ago 181
Javascript Question

How can I disable a button in a jQuery dialog from a function?

I have a jQuery dialog that requires the user to enter certain information. In this form, I have a "continue" button. I would like this "continue" button to only be enabled once all the fields have content in them, else it will remain disabled.

I wrote a function that is called everytime a field status has changed. However, I don't know how to enable and disable the dialog button from this function. What should I do?

Oops and I forgot to mention that these buttons were created as follows:

$(function() {
$("#dialog").dialog({

bgiframe: true,
height: 'auto',
width: 700,
show: 'clip',
hide: 'clip',
modal: true,
buttons: {
'Add to request list': function() {
$(this).dialog('close');
$('form').submit();
},
'Cancel': function() {
$(this).dialog('close');
}
}
});

Answer Source

You would want to set the disabled property

 $('#continueButton').attr("disabled", true);

Update: Ahha, I see the complexity now. The jQuery Dialog had a single line that will be of use (under the "buttons" section.

 var buttons = $('.selector').dialog('option', 'buttons');

You'll need to get the buttons collection from the dialog, loop through that to find which one you need, and then set the disabled attribute as I showed above.

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