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jQuery live() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


Hide or show a <p> element when a button is clicked:

$("button").live("click", function(){
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Definition and Usage

The live() method was deprecated in jQuery version 1.7, and removed in version 1.9. Use the on() method instead.

The live() method attaches one or more event handlers for selected elements, and specifies a function to run when the events occur.

Event handlers attached using the live() method will work for both current and FUTURE elements matching the selector (like a new element created by a script).

Tip: To remove event handlers, use the die() method.



Parameter Description
event Required. Specifies one or more events to attach to the elements.

Multiple event values are separated by space. Must be a valid event.
data Optional. Specifies additional data to pass along to the function
function Required. Specifies the function to run when the event occurs

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Add event handlers for future elements
How to use the live() method to add event handlers for elements not yet created.

❮ jQuery Event Methods