jquery .remove div with multiple classes not working

Posted on 2014-02-28
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-02-28
Hi all,

I am trying to remove a dynamically created div with classes using jquery. If i add an id to the div the remove works (i.e. .remove('#<ID>'); but when its not removing based on a css class or classes.

Can anyone help please?

function highlightField(textfield, valid) {

            if (textfield.parent().is(".textbox-wrapper")) {
                textfield.parent().remove('.input-status.input-cross'); //not working
                textfield.parent().remove(".error-popup"); //not working either?
                alert('removed any popups');

            textfield.wrap("<div class='textbox-wrapper'></div>");

            if (!valid) {
                textfield.removeClass("valid"); //just in case
                textfield.parent().append("<div class='input-status input-cross'></div>");
            else {
                textfield.removeClass("error"); //just in case
                textfield.parent().append("<div class='input-status input-tick'></div>");

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its a basic method I have for highlighting any fields which are either valid or invalid.
Question by:flynny

Author Comment

ID: 39894324
if it helps heres the html produced from a call to it

<div class="textbox-wrapper">

    <input id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_FirstNameTextbox" class="half error" type="text" maxlength="30" name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$FirstNameTextbox" placeholder="First name"></input>
    <div class="input-status input-cross"></div>


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also if I alert out the html i.e.

<input placeholder="First name" name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$FirstNameTextbox" maxlength="30" id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_FirstNameTextbox" class="half error" type="text"><div class="input-status input-cross"></div>

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which seems correct i think?
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Accepted Solution

Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
ID: 39894437
Try this
	if (textfield.parent().is(".textbox-wrapper")) {
		textfield.parent().find('.input-status.input-cross').remove(); //not working
		textfield.parent().find(".error-popup").remove(); //not working either?
		alert('removed any popups');

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