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jQuery triggerHandler() Method

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Example

Trigger the select event of an <input> element:

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

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Definition and Usage

The triggerHandler() method triggers the specified event for the selected element.

This method is similar to the trigger() method, except that trigger() also triggers the default behavior of an event (like form submission).


Syntax

$(selector).triggerHandler(event,param1,param2,...)

Parameter Description
event Required. Specifies the event to trigger for the specified element
param1,param2,... Optional. Additional parameters to pass on to the event handler.
Additional parameters are especially useful with custom events


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

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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