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Submit form from a checkbox with a confirm message using JavaScript/jQuery?

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Is there a way to submit a form from a checkbox with a confirm message using JavaScript/jQuery?
I basically want to display a message saying something like "Are you sure you want to lock this form?" prior to be submitted.

<form action="<?php echo $editFormAction; ?>" method="POST"  enctype="multipart/form-data" name="upd_application" id="upd_application">

<input name="row_view_appl[locked]" type="checkbox" id="locked"  value="1" >

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$('#upd_application').click( function(e){
  $('#locked').val( e.value ); // capture on check or uncheck
  $(this).closest('form').submit();
});

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Instead click you can use change too...
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by:sabecs
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Thanks  TvMpt, that's great but how can we add a confirm message saying something like "Are you sure you want to lock this form?" prior to be submitted.?
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if (confirm("Are you sure you want to lock this form?"))
{
   $(this).closest('form').submit();
}
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by:sabecs
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Thanks again, this is what I have so far but if they click cancel the box stays ticked?
If they un tick it the message pops up again?

is there an easy way for it to only come up if the tick the box and also un tick the box if they select cancel on the confirm message?


$('#locked').click( function(e){
       if (confirm("Are you sure you want to lock this form?")){
         $(this).closest('form').submit();
}
});



<input name="locked" type="checkbox" id="locked"  value="Y"/>
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TvMpt earned 500 total points
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You have the  e.value to make the logic
compare if is ticked or not and if not just return and do nothing
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