Ashley Brown Ashley Brown - 1 year ago 60
jQuery Question

Why won't this form submit with AJAX?

I'm trying to submit a form to Campaign Monitor. They offer this code example to POST via Ajax.

This is my code for my multi-step modal.

var next_step = false;
var final_step = false;

$('.next').on('click', function(e){

if (next_step) {
$('.next').html('Submit');// Change button text to submit
final_step = true;
next_step = true;

if (final_step) {
$('#myform').submit(function (e){
alert('submit started'); //This never fires unless I remove the preventDefault();
e.preventDefault();//But if I remove this, the page will refresh
this.action + "?callback=?",
function (data) {
if (data.Status === 400) {
} else {

On the last step of the form, I check whether
is true, if so, go ahead and submit the form via ajax.

The problem is that it just doesn't do anything? But if I remove the
from the
it will post the form as normal and re-direct you to the form URL.

How can I fix this?

Answer Source

What you are doing currently is wiring up an onsubmit handler. Not invoking submit.

 $('#myform').submit(function (e){ }); the same thing as...

<form action="#" method="post" onsubmit="return someFunction()">

... which is the same as ...

$('#myForm').on('submit', function(e){});

You are never submitting the form.

What you are looking for is to use Ajax to post the data to the server and not submit the form.

You can do that like this:

    type: "POST",
    url: "SomeUrl.aspx",
    data: dataString,
    success: function() {
      //display message back to user here

dataString would be replaced with the values you posting.