Kappers Kappers - 1 year ago 96
Javascript Question

How do I trigger the Drop event with jQuery UI Droppable without actually dragging and dropping?

I have a droppable with a drop event handler:

console.log('OMG You Dropped It!');

I have a draggable:


What I want to do is trigger the drop event handler on the droppable without actually dragging and dropping the draggable. I want to simulate the actual behavior without physically performing the behavior.

I thought something like this would do:

$(droppable).trigger('drop', [draggable]);

Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this?

Answer Source

You should move the code in your drop handler to a separate function.
You can then call the function both in the handler and elsewhere.

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