JSON: Using append to create inline menu from JSON

Posted on 2014-01-10
Last Modified: 2014-01-10

I am reading in JSON and appending to a "menu" div on my page.  I cannot figure out how to get each nested div within the menu div to add "inline" as I want to use it as a menu.  They all show up on top of eachother.  Code is below.  

Many thanks!

$.each(result.rows, function(i,val){
mymenu = '<div id="'+result.rows[i].abbr+'" class="menu">'+result.rows[i].abbr+' | </div>';



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Question by:1Cougar
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
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Add this CSS :
#menu {
    display: inline-block;

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or replace your div by span

Test page :

Author Comment

ID: 39771045

Thanks a lot.  In your example, you have

$("#menu").on('click', function(){

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Actually, I would like an onclick even for each menu item

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I tried to add it originally on the "mymenu" line but the onclick event never fired.  

With your method I think you are adding the "onclick" event after all of the text has been put in the menu, but I would like something different to occur for "en" and "fr"...

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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39771070
$("#menu").on('click', function(){

var fr_or_en = $(this).text();



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Author Comment

ID: 39771398
Works great!  Thanks!


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