JQuery - resetting a slider and forcing refresh of set values

Posted on 2013-12-18
Last Modified: 2014-02-04
I have a jquery slider setup:

			$(function() {
				var icon = '<%=Session("currencyicon")%>';
				var displayvalues = ['Free',icon + 500,icon + 1000,icon + 1500,icon + 2000,icon + 3000,icon + 4000,icon + 5000,icon + 6000,icon + 7000,icon + 8000,icon + 9000,icon + 10000,icon + 15000,icon + 20000,icon + 25000,icon + 30000,icon + 35000,icon + 40000,icon + 45000,icon + 50000,icon + 100000,icon + 200000 + '+'];
				var realvalues = [0,500,1000,1500,2000,3000,4000,5000,6000,7000,8000,9000,10000,15000,20000,25000,30000,35000,40000,45000,50000,100000,200000];
				var storedfrom = parseInt('<%=v_feefrom%>');
				var storedto = parseInt('<%=v_feeto%>');
				var valuefrom = realvalues.indexOf(storedfrom); // 1
				var valueto = realvalues.indexOf(storedto); // 1
				if (valuefrom == -1) {
					valuefrom = 0;
				if (valueto == -1) {
					valueto = 22;
						$("#feedisplay").html(displayvalues[ui.values[0]]+" to "+displayvalues[ui.values[1]]);
				$("#feedisplay").html(displayvalues[$("#feeslider").slider("values",0)]+" to "+displayvalues[$("#feeslider").slider("values",1)]);

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It works a treat.

I have a rest button on the form that resets the slider (amonst other things):

	$("#reset").bind( "click", function() {
		$("#feeslider").slider("values", 0, 0);
		$("#feeslider").slider("values", 1, 22);

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When I use the reset button it resets the slider position just fine, but it doesn't fire the code in the same way as when the user changes the slider position, so the fields that get updated when the user slides the slider are not updated when the reset button programmatically resets them.

Is there a way of forcing the functionality of the slider to fire the code the same way either by changing the way I am resetting or changing the slider function (maybe by firing it on a change of value in some way?).

Some ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:splanton
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Accepted Solution

vr6r earned 500 total points
ID: 39727953
I would break out the code for the "slide" event that you set during initialization of the slide control into its own function, then call that function from the slide event.  

Then you can just call that same function in your reset button click (or from anywhere else you want to initiate the slide function).

replace your $('#feeslider').slider... with this:
	slide: sliding

function sliding(){
	var sld = $('#feedisplay');
	$("#feedisplay").html(displayvalues[sld.slider("values", 0)]+" to "+displayvalues[sld.slider("values", 1)]);
	$("#feefrom").val(realvalues[sld.slider("values", 0)]);
	$("#feeto").val(realvalues[sld.slider("values", 1)]);

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and replace your reset button code with this:
$("#reset").bind( "click", function() {
	$("#feeslider").slider("values", 0, 0);
	$("#feeslider").slider("values", 1, 22);

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Author Comment

ID: 39761868
Firstly, apologies for the lateness getting back to you. I tried this solution but all I get is an interesting debug message:
"Error: cannot call methods on slider prior to initialization; attempted to call method 'values'"

I am now stumped.


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