Gazillion Gazillion - 1 year ago 136
jQuery Question

Detecting onChange events from a CKEditor using Jquery

I'm working with the CKEditor and jQuery and I'd like to toggle a flag to true whenever a user changes the value of a field. One of those fields is a CKEditor instance.

All the textareas that have the "wysiwyg" class get converted to CKEditors but somehow the

event never gets detected. I did some googling but the keyword combination seems to bring up nothing but irrelevant results (my google-fu sucks).

Thanks for any help :)


for (var i in CKEDITOR.instances) {
CKEDITOR.instances[i].on('click', function() {alert('test 1 2 3')});

I tried the code above and it doesn't work. It doesn't give me an error meaning that it finds the CKEditor objects but for some reason the listener isn't attached to it?

Also, if I replace the event attachment with just
it'll alert the name of my textarea so I know I'm not trying to attach the click event to nothing :)

Answer Source

You can get a plugin (and an explanation about what things are detected as changes) in this post: so you can do things like

for (var i in CKEDITOR.instances) {
        CKEDITOR.instances[i].on('change', function() {alert('test 1 2 3')});
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