jQuery trigger() Method

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Example

Trigger the select event of an <input> element:

$("button").click(function(){
  $("input").trigger("select");
});

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Definition and Usage

The trigger() method triggers the specified event and the default behavior of an event (like form submission) for the selected elements.

This method is similar to the triggerHandler() method, except that triggerHandler() does not trigger the default behavior of the event.


Syntax

$(selector).trigger(event,eventObj,param1,param2,...)

Parameter Description
event Required. Specifies the event to trigger for the specified element.
Can be a custom event, or any of the standard events
param1,param2,... Optional. Additional parameters to pass on to the event handler.
Additional parameters are especially useful with custom events

Examples

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Pass additional parameters on to a custom event
How to pass along additional parameters to a custom event handler.

The difference between trigger() and triggerHandler()
Demonstrates the difference between trigger() and triggerHandler().


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