Matt Price Matt Price - 1 month ago 16
jQuery Question

Jquery function BEFORE form submission

I am trying to fire a function using Jquery when the form submit button is clicked, but the function needs to fire BEFORE the form is actually submitted.

I am trying to copy some div tag attributes into hidden text fields upon submission, and then submit the form.

I have managed to get this to work using the mouseover function (when the submit button is hovered over) but this will not work on mobile devices using touch.

$("#create-card-process.design #submit").on("mouseover", function () {
var textStyleCSS = $("#cover-text").attr('style');
var textbackgroundCSS = $("#cover-text-wrapper").attr('style');
$("#cover_text_css").val(textStyleCSS);
$("#cover_text_background_css").val(textbackgroundCSS);
});


I have played around with the .submit function, but the values are not saved within the fields as the function fires when the form is submitted and not before.

Many thanks

Answer

You can use the onsubmit function.

If you return false the form won't get submitted. Read up about it here.

$('#myform').submit(function() {
  // your code here
});
Comments