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jquery dropdown box - multiple

Posted on 2012-08-12
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Last Modified: 2012-08-12
Hi, I have a page where i want jquery to toggle multiple dropdown boxes eg;

Button1 - toggles contentbox1
Button2 - toggles contentbox2
Button3 - toggles contentbox3

<a href="#"  id="button1">One</a>
<a href="#"  id="button2">Two</a>
<a href="#"  id="button3">Three</a>

<div id="contentbox1" style="display: none;">content box one</div>
<div id="contentbox2" style="display: none;">content box two</div>
<div id="contentbox3" style="display: none;">content box three</div>

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        }, function(){

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How would I use this same function to slide up and down different boxes with different buttons instead of duplicating the code for each button/contentbox.
...and when a box is down and I click a button to drop another box  ...how do I make the box that is already down slide up first?

Question by:joethermal
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Accepted Solution

Robert Schutt earned 1000 total points
ID: 38285218
try this:
var activeBox = null;
    if (activeBox) {
      $('#button' + activeBox).click(); /* call second toggle function to hide the active box */
    activeBox = this.id.substr(6);
    $('#contentbox' + activeBox).slideDown();
  }, function(){
    $('#contentbox' + this.id.substr(6)).slideUp();
    activeBox = null;

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Assisted Solution

by:Julian Hansen
Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
ID: 38285284
Alternative. Add class to <a> to pick up generic click. Then make the <div>'s id based on the id of the button - wht a static suffix - the rest is trivial.

<a href="#"  id="button1" class="button-box">One</a>
<a href="#"  id="button2" class="button-box">Two</a>
<a href="#"  id="button3" class="button-box">Three</a>

<div id="button1_box" style="display: none;">content box one</div>
<div id="button2_box" style="display: none;">content box two</div>
<div id="button3_box" style="display: none;">content box three</div>

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            $('#' + $(this).attr('id') + '_box').slideDown();
        }, function(){
            $('#' + $(this).attr('id') + '_box').slideUp();

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38286634
Thanks - just what i wanted

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