jQuery pagebeforecreate Event
Alert some text when the page is being initialized, but before enhancement has begun:
alert("pagebeforecreate event fired!")
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Definition and Usage
The pagebeforecreate event is triggered when the page is about to be initialized and before jQuery Mobile has started enhancing the page.
Use this event to manipulate content before jQuery Mobile has had a chance to do so. For example, if you want to add data attributes via a script instead of in the HTML source (see example below).
Note: This event is only triggered once per "page" - Every time a page is loaded for the first time, jQuery Mobile caches pages in the DOM (memory), so when you navigate back from pagetwo to pageone (for example), this event will not fire, because then, pageone is already initialized.
- pagecreate - triggered when the page is created, but before enhancement is complete
- pageinit - triggered when the page has been initialized and enhancement is complete
To trigger the event for all pages in jQuery Mobile:
To trigger the event for a specific page:
|function(event)||Required. Specifies the function to run when the pagebeforecreate event occurs
The function has an optional event object, which can contain any jQuery event properties (e.g. event.target, event.type, etc.) See jQuery Events Reference for more information.
|page||Optional. Points to the id of the page to specify the pagebeforecreate event for. For internal pages, use #id. For external pages, use externalfile.html.|
Try it Yourself - Examples
A demonstration of pagebeforecreate, pagecreate and pageinit
A demonstration that shows when pagebeforecreate, pagecreate and pageinit fire.
Manipulate content before jQuery Mobile has had a chance to do so
Using the pagebeforecreate event to dynamically add an attribute.
The event object
Using the event.type property to return the triggered event type.
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