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Optimize my jQuery div toggle

Posted on 2015-02-08
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Hi,

I'm using the following to toggle a lot of div's, but it's not optimal with all that JS.
Is it possible to automatically match... matching id/class?

<button class="div1">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle1">
	p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>

<button class="div2">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle2">
	<p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>

<button class="div3">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle3">
	<p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>

$( ".div1" ).click(function() {	
	if ( $( ".toggle1" ).is( ":hidden" ) ) {
		$( ".toggle1" ).slideDown( "normal" );
	} else {
		$( ".toggle1" ).slideUp( "normal" );
	}
});

$( ".div2" ).click(function() {	
	if ( $( ".toggle2" ).is( ":hidden" ) ) {
		$( ".toggle2" ).slideDown( "normal" );
	} else {
		$( ".toggle2" ).slideUp( "normal" );
	}
});

$( ".div3" ).click(function() {	
	if ( $( ".toggle3" ).is( ":hidden" ) ) {
		$( ".toggle3" ).slideDown( "normal" );
	} else {
		$( ".toggle3" ).slideUp( "normal" );
	}
});

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Question by:kgp43
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by:Tom Beck
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Yes. Just give your sliding divs a common class and use slideToggle();
<button class="div1">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle1 toggle">
	p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>

<button class="div2">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle2 toggle">
	<p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>

<button class="div3">Toggle 'em</button>
<div class="toggle3 toggle">
	<p>Hiya</p>
	<p>Such interesting text, eh?</p>
</div>
<script>
$('button').click(function(){
	$(this).next('.toggle').slideToggle('normal');
});
</script>

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by:kgp43
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Does that work with 3 (or more) buttons? Each opening a different/matching div?
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Tom Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 40596856
That script will work for any number of buttons arranged in the markup with the sliding div directly following the button. Other arrangements of markup can be made to work as well.

$('button').click attaches a handler to every <button> element on the page. The $(this) inside the handler will always refer to the specific <button> element clicked.

In a real world scenario the buttons would have a class as well so you can distinguish the ones that activate the sliding divs, example, <button class="slideButton">, then you could isolate them in the script:

$('button.slideButton').click(function(){
      $(this).next('.toggle').slideToggle('normal');
});
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