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How to ensure my jquery dialog box opens each and every time a link is clicked?

Posted on 2013-06-20
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Experts,

The following script allows the link class "modal_link" to open a modal dialog box and display dynamic content.

Currently, when I click on the first link, the dialog opens. When I close the dialog and try clicking on another link with the same "modal_link" class, it does nothing. Seems that the dialog only opens once..then doesn't respond again after it is closed.

Can you help me decipher what needs to be tweaked in my code to make the dialog open each and every time a link is clicked?

<head>
<script>
$(function() {         
      $(".modal_link").click(function(e) {
            e.preventDefault();
            var url = $(this).attr("href");
            $("#dialog").load(url,null,function() {
                  $("#dialog").dialog({
                        width:700,
                        modal: true,
                        close: function(event, ui) {
                        $("#dialog").remove();
                        }//END CLOSE
                  });//END DIALOG
            });//END DIALOG
      });//END MODAL_LINK
});//END FUNCTION
</script>
</head>
<body>
<!----- MODAL DIALOG DIV ----->
<div id="dialog" style="display:none"></div>
<!----- MODAL DIALOG LINKS ----->
<a class="modal_link" href="a3_dialog_content.php?cmd=preview&id=100">Click here</a>
<a class="modal_link" href="a3_dialog_content.php?cmd=preview&id=101">Click here</a>
</body>
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by:leakim971
ID: 39263367
replace :  $(".modal_link").click(function(e) {
by :  $(document).on("click", ".modal_link", function(e) {
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by:Daniel Van Der Werken
Daniel Van Der Werken earned 800 total points
ID: 39263383
I don't think I'd use the .remove() function. That is likely taking the dialog completely out of the page.

I would do this: Don't set the style to display:none. Instead, set it to whatever you normally would for it to show up. Then, on the initial Document.Ready() set it to .hide(). Then, when you want it to show up, do a .show() then .hide() again to make it disappear.
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by:evibesmusic
ID: 39263567
@leakim971:

No change in the expected behavior when imparting your suggestion. Opens once but, when closed will not open again.
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by:evibesmusic
ID: 39263577
@Dan7el:

I am not quite sure how to impart the changes that you are suggesting.

Removing the display style was easy but, not sure how to set the document.ready() state.

Can you show me what you mean? Sorry...javascript and jquery are not my best friends.
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leakim971 earned 1200 total points
ID: 39263653
following Dan7el suggestion look fine

if you really want to remove the content until the next click
replace : $("#dialog").remove();
by : $("#dialog").empty(); // remove the content
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by:evibesmusic
ID: 39263673
@All:

Perfect. Thank you Experts!

Final code posted below.
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by:evibesmusic
ID: 39263679
Final Code:

<head>
<script>
$(function() {         
      $(".modal_link").click(function(e) {
            e.preventDefault();
            var url = $(this).attr("href");
            $("#dialog").load(url,null,function() {
                  $("#dialog").dialog({
                        width:700,
                        modal: true,
                        close: function(event, ui) {
                        $("#dialog").empty(); // remove the content 
                        }//END CLOSE
                  });//END DIALOG
            });//END DIALOG
      });//END MODAL_LINK
});//END FUNCTION
</script>
</head>
<body>
<!----- MODAL DIALOG DIV ----->
<div id="dialog"></div>
<!----- MODAL DIALOG LINKS ----->
<a class="modal_link" href="a3_dialog_content.php?cmd=preview&id=100">Click here</a>
<a class="modal_link" href="a3_dialog_content.php?cmd=preview&id=101">Click here</a>
</body> 

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