Sandor Sandor - 1 month ago 11
Javascript Question

jQuery getting text content of a span

I am trying to write a delete function in Dropzone.js. In order to do that I need the id of the file the way it was uploaded.

I tried to get a property of an object with no success. Now I am trying to use jQuery to get the value or text content of the span that has it.

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this is the screenshot of the structure. The jQuery code I am trying is:

var loooot = $(".dz-filename").parents('span').text();

To be more specific I am trying to get the number 1_1477778745352 (which is a time stamp).

The Dropzone code is as follows:


var listing_id = "1";

// these are the setting for the image upload
Dropzone.options.pud = {
acceptedFiles: ".jpeg,.jpg,.png,.gif",
uploadMultiple: false,
paramName: "file", // The name that will be used to transfer the file
maxFilesize: 1, // MB
addRemoveLinks: true,
maxFiles: 10,
renameFilename: function (filename) {return listing_id + '_' + new Date().getTime();},
init: function()
this.on("removedfile", function(file)
var loooot = $("span", ".dz-filename").html();


It becomes undefined because dropzone works dynamicly, use this:


Best way to do this is to declare dropzone:

//first declare somewhere variable
var my_drop;

// then on creating dropzone:
my_drop = new Dropzone('.dropzone', { 
/* your setup of dropzone */ 

Then you can retreive information about files with this:


The [0] represent's first file, you can loop through them if there's more then one.