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jQuery droppable only accepting first list item.

Posted on 2009-05-12
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I have a list that I am appending to a drop box. You can drag the list items into the drop box and it should accept them. Well, it is only accepting the first item in the list.

This used to be working but I updated my jquery.ui files and now it doesn't work.

I have tested many different ways of writing this code.

You can take a look at it here:
http://dalelarsen.com/fab/drop.php

You can view the source to get the code.

Thanks in advance!!
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Question by:the_hero
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by:wilq32
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You need to specify all class in accept attibure and inside this function check on what element was selected instead of creating so many functions. jQuery implementaation  creates only one behaviour with .dropable  and any else call to it just beeing discarded :)
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by:the_hero
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@wilq32

Thank you. I fiddled around with it but I can't figure out how to create a double condition that will detect which element is being dropped in order to append the correct html to the drop box.

How do I get the class name of the element dropped?

I need it to be something like this:

if (theDroppedClass == ".about") && $(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)
then append this stuff...

else if ...

and the rest like so.

Here is the code right now unedited:
$(document).ready( function(){

$(".blank, .about, .articles, .calendar, .contact, .faq, .hours, .jobs, .news, .press, .support").draggable({helper: 'clone'});

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".blank",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Name Your Page'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".about",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='About'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".articles",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Articles'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".calendar",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Calendar'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".contact",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Contact'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".faq",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='FAQ'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".hours",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Hours'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".jobs",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Jobs'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".news",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='News'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".press",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Press'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".support",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

        var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Support'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

        }

    });

});

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try this
$(".blank, .about, .articles, .calendar, .contact, .faq, .hours, .jobs, .news, .press, .support").draggable({helper: 'clone'});

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".blank, .about, .articles, .calendar, .contact, .faq, .hours, .jobs, .news, .press, .support",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        var elementClass = ui.draggable[0].className.split(" ")[0];

        if($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < 5)

           {

                alert(elementClass);

           }

        }

    });

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by:the_hero
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Perfect that was just what I needed.

Here is the final code:
$(document).ready( function(){

$(".blank, .about, .articles, .calendar, .contact, .faq, .hours, .jobs, .news, .press, .support").draggable({helper: 'clone'});

    $(".pages_drop").droppable({

        accept: ".blank, .about, .articles, .calendar, .contact, .faq, .hours, .jobs, .news, .press, .support",

        activeClass: "droppable-active",

        drop: function(ev, ui) {

        var elementClass = ui.draggable[0].className.split(" ")[0];

		var dropLimit = 5;//this nuber controls the amount of items that can be dropped into the box

        if((elementClass == "blank")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Name Your Page'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "about")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='About'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "articles")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Articles'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "calendar")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Calendar'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "contact")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Contact'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "faq")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='FAQ'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "hours")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Hours'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "jobs")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Jobs'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "news")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='News'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "press")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Press'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

        else if((elementClass == "support")&&($(this).find('a.x_delete').length < dropLimit)) {

           var el=$("<input type=\"text\" value='Support'></input>&nbsp;<a class=\"x_delete\" href='#'>[x]</a>").filter('a').click(function(){el.remove()}).end().appendTo(this);

           }

		else {

            alert('You can only add 5 pages to begin.');

           }

        }

    });

});

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by:the_hero
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Thanks wilq32! Perfect solution! Genius!
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