jquery mobile flip switch

I am using a jquery mobile flip switch.

I have the "change" event bound to it, so that when the user changes it, it sends an ajax request to the server to change the state of the switch.

$("#myswitch").bind("change", function (event){
    // do ajax call to server
});

The client also polls the server, and If a different users on another browser somewhere changes the flip switch, then the switch on this browser is changed programatically:

$('#myswitch').val('on').slider("refresh");

The problem is that this slider refresh causes the change event to fire, when then sends ajax back to the server, which results in a loop.

Is there a way to know in the change event whether the event was fired because the user actually changed the switch, or if the switch was changed programmatically?
LVL 2
rustycpAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
try this :
$("#myswitch").bind("change", function (event){
    if( !event.isTrigger ) {  // if not programmatically
        // do ajax call to server
    }
});

Open in new window

or this :
$("#myswitch").bind("change", function (event){
    if( event.originalEvent ) {  // if not programmatically
        // do ajax call to server
    }
});

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Responsive Web

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.