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Hi there,

I am new to jquery and have a basic understanding of its benifits i am trying to add its functionality to my existing site.  I have managed to get this jquery UI slider component plugin working - http://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/update_jquery_ui_slider_from_a_select_element_now_with_aria_support/

I would like the slider to perform a javascript function everytime it changes. With the basic example

<select name="speed" id="speed">
  <option value="Slower">Slower</option>
  <option value="Slow">Slow</option>
  <option value="Med" selected="selected">Med</option>
  <option value="Fast">Fast</option>
  <option value="Faster">Faster</option>
</select>

I would normally add onchange to the select inorder to perform the function when a different value is selected, however with the jquery ui component this does not work. How should I approach this?
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Question by:cookiejest
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by:Shahzad Fateh Ali
ID: 24771362
Referring to

http://jqueryui.com/demos/slider/
and
http://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/update_jquery_ui_slider_from_a_select_element_now_with_aria_support/

you can use all native options as 'sliderOptions'

see my code

$('select#valueAA, select#valueBB').selectToUISlider({
				labels: 12,
				// HERE WE GO
                                 sliderOptions:{
					change:function(){
						alert('Hello World');
					}
				}
			});

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by:cookiejest
ID: 24771570
thank you for responding. I have tried:

                  $(function(){
                  $('#posted').selectToUISlider();            
                                // HERE WE GO
                                             sliderOptions:{
                                        change:function(){
                                                alert('Hello World');
                                        }
                                }


            });

But this just gets rid of the slider all together.
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by:Shahzad Fateh Ali
ID: 24771607
post your html and i will do required modifications
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by:cookiejest
ID: 24771637
ok thanks!

<script type="text/javascript">

                  $(function(){
                  $('#posted').selectToUISlider();            
                                // HERE WE GO
                                             sliderOptions:{
                                        change:function(){
                                                alert('Hello World');
                                        }
                                }


            });

      </script>

<p>posted<p>
<select name="posted" id="posted" onchange="paging('1', '','','1', '', this.value, '', '')">
  <option value="" selected="selected">All</option>
  <option value="1246533034"> Less than 24 Hours ago</option>

  <option value="1246446634" >Less than 2 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246360234">Less than 3 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246273834">Less than 4 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246187434">Less than 5 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246101034">Less than 6 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246014634">Less than 7 days ago</option>

  <option value="1245409834">Less than 2 weeks ago</option>
</select>
<p>
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Shahzad Fateh Ali earned 500 total points
ID: 24771758

<script type="text/javascript">
 
                  $(function(){
                  $('#posted').selectToUISlider();            
                                // HERE WE GO
                                             sliderOptions:{
                                        change:function(event,ui){
                                                paging('1', '','','1','', ui.value, '', '');
                                        }
                                }
 
 
            });
 
      </script>
 
<p>posted<p>
<select name="posted" id="posted">
  <option value="" selected="selected">All</option>
  <option value="1246533034"> Less than 24 Hours ago</option>
 
  <option value="1246446634" >Less than 2 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246360234">Less than 3 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246273834">Less than 4 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246187434">Less than 5 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246101034">Less than 6 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246014634">Less than 7 days ago</option>
 
  <option value="1245409834">Less than 2 weeks ago</option>
</select>
<p>

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by:cookiejest
ID: 24771883
hmm, the function still isn't working when the slider is changed. I have changed the function to alert('Hello World'); and it still doesn't work. This is really frustrating.


<script type="text/javascript"> 
 
                  $(function(){
                  $('#posted').selectToUISlider();            
                                // HERE WE GO
                                             sliderOptions:{
                                        change:function(event,ui){
                                                alert('Hello World');                                        }
                                }
 
            });
 
      </script> 
 
 
 
 
<p>posted<p> 
<select name="posted" id="posted"> 
  <option value="" selected="selected">All</option> 
  <option value="1246537227"> Less than 24 Hours ago</option> 
  <option value="1246450827" >Less than 2 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1246364427">Less than 3 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1246278027">Less than 4 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1246191627">Less than 5 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1246105227">Less than 6 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1246018827">Less than 7 days ago</option> 
  <option value="1245414027">Less than 2 weeks ago</option> 
</select> 

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by:Shahzad Fateh Ali
ID: 24771897
change works when the value in slider changes and it will frustrate if you use alter. do something else with this event 'change'
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by:cookiejest
ID: 24771926
im sorry im not sure i follow you
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by:cookiejest
ID: 24772895
any ideas?
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by:cookiejest
ID: 24772902
can anyone show me an example of this jquery plugin with a function being called everytime there is a change in the slider
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by:cookiejest
ID: 24776441
ok im finally getting somewhere, this code works fine apart from the ui.value seems to output the option number rather than the actual VALUE of the select box. For example in this:

<select name="posted" id="posted">
  <option value="2342342">hello</option>
  <option value="435435" >goodbye</option>
</select>

if goodbye was selected then ui.value = 2 where as i want it to be 435435.
<script type="text/javascript">
 $(function(){
 
$('#posted').selectToUISlider({
labels: 0,
sliderOptions: {
change:function(e, ui) {
paging('1', '','','1', '',ui.value , '', '');
}
}
}); 
}); 
 
 
      </script>
 
 
 
<p>posted<p>
 
 
<select name="posted" id="posted">
  <option value="" selected="selected">All</option>
 
  <option value="1246613721"> Less than 24 Hours ago</option>
  <option value="1246527321" >Less than 2 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246440921">Less than 3 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246354521">Less than 4 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246268121">Less than 5 days ago</option>
  <option value="1246181721">Less than 6 days ago</option>
 
  <option value="1246095321">Less than 7 days ago</option>
  <option value="1245490521">Less than 2 weeks ago</option>
</select>

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