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Use jQuery to hide a DIV when the user clicks outside of it

Posted by: admin November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

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I am using this code:

$('body').click(function() {
   $('.form_wrapper').hide();
});

$('.form_wrapper').click(function(event){
   event.stopPropagation();
});

And this HTML:

<div class="form_wrapper">
   <a class="agree" href="javascript:;">I Agree</a>
   <a class="disagree" href="javascript:;">Disagree</a>
</div>

The problem is that I have links inside the DIV and when they no longer work when clicked.

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Had the same problem, came up with this easy solution. It’s even working recursive:

$(document).mouseup(function(e) 
{
    var container = $("YOUR CONTAINER SELECTOR");

    // if the target of the click isn't the container nor a descendant of the container
    if (!container.is(e.target) && container.has(e.target).length === 0) 
    {
        container.hide();
    }
});

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You’d better go with something like this:

var mouse_is_inside = false;

$(document).ready(function()
{
    $('.form_content').hover(function(){ 
        mouse_is_inside=true; 
    }, function(){ 
        mouse_is_inside=false; 
    });

    $("body").mouseup(function(){ 
        if(! mouse_is_inside) $('.form_wrapper').hide();
    });
});

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You might want to check the target of the click event that fires for the body instead of relying on stopPropagation.

Something like:

$("body").click
(
  function(e)
  {
    if(e.target.className !== "form_wrapper")
    {
      $(".form_wrapper").hide();
    }
  }
);

Also, the body element may not include the entire visual space shown in the browser. If you notice that your clicks are not registering, you may need to add the click handler for the HTML element instead.

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This code detects any click event on the page and then hides the #CONTAINER element if and only if the element clicked was neither the #CONTAINER element nor one of its descendants.

$(document).on('click', function (e) {
    if ($(e.target).closest("#CONTAINER").length === 0) {
        $("#CONTAINER").hide();
    }
});

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$(document).click(function(event) {
    if ( !$(event.target).hasClass('form_wrapper')) {
         $(".form_wrapper").hide();
    }
});

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Live DEMO

Check click area is not in the targeted element or in it’s child

$(document).click(function (e) {
    if ($(e.target).parents(".dropdown").length === 0) {
        $(".dropdown").hide();
    }
});

UPDATE:

jQuery stop propagation is the best solution

Live DEMO

$(".button").click(function(e){
    $(".dropdown").show();
     e.stopPropagation();
});

$(".dropdown").click(function(e){
    e.stopPropagation();
});

$(document).click(function(){
    $(".dropdown").hide();
});

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Updated the solution to:

  • use mouseenter and mouseleave instead
  • of hover use live event binding

var mouseOverActiveElement = false;

$('.active').live('mouseenter', function(){
    mouseOverActiveElement = true; 
}).live('mouseleave', function(){ 
    mouseOverActiveElement = false; 
});
$("html").click(function(){ 
    if (!mouseOverActiveElement) {
        console.log('clicked outside active element');
    }
});

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A solution without jQuery for the most popular answer:

document.addEventListener('mouseup', function (e) {
    var container = document.getElementById('your container ID');

    if (!container.contains(e.target)) {
        container.style.display = 'none';
    }
}.bind(this));

MDN: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/API/Node/contains

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Live demo with ESC functionality

Works on both Desktop and Mobile

var notH = 1,
    $pop = $('.form_wrapper').hover(function(){ notH^=1; });

$(document).on('mousedown keydown', function( e ){
  if(notH||e.which==27) $pop.hide();
});

If for some case you need to be sure that your element is really visible when you do clicks on the document: if($pop.is(':visible') && (notH||e.which==27)) $pop.hide();

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Wouldn’t something like this work?

$("body *").not(".form_wrapper").click(function() {

});

or

$("body *:not(.form_wrapper)").click(function() {

});

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Here’s a jsfiddle I found on another thread, works with esc key also: http://jsfiddle.net/S5ftb/404

    var button = $('#open')[0]
    var el     = $('#test')[0]

    $(button).on('click', function(e) {
      $(el).show()
      e.stopPropagation()
    })

    $(document).on('click', function(e) {
      if ($(e.target).closest(el).length === 0) {
        $(el).hide()
      }
    })

    $(document).on('keydown', function(e) {
      if (e.keyCode === 27) {
        $(el).hide()
      }
    })

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Built off of prc322’s awesome answer.

function hideContainerOnMouseClickOut(selector, callback) {
  var args = Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments); // Save/convert arguments to array since we won't be able to access these within .on()
  $(document).on("mouseup.clickOFF touchend.clickOFF", function (e) {
    var container = $(selector);

    if (!container.is(e.target) // if the target of the click isn't the container...
        && container.has(e.target).length === 0) // ... nor a descendant of the container
    {
      container.hide();
      $(document).off("mouseup.clickOFF touchend.clickOFF");
      if (callback) callback.apply(this, args);
    }
  });
}

This adds a couple things…

  1. Placed within a function with a callback with “unlimited” args
  2. Added a call to jquery’s .off() paired with a event namespace to unbind the event from the document once it’s been run.
  3. Included touchend for mobile functionality

I hope this helps someone!

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Even sleaker:

$("html").click(function(){ 
    $(".wrapper:visible").hide();
});

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And for Touch devices like IPAD and IPHONE we can use following code

$(document).on('touchstart', function (event) {
var container = $("YOUR CONTAINER SELECTOR");

if (!container.is(e.target) // if the target of the click isn't the container...
&& container.has(e.target).length === 0) // ... nor a descendant of the container
    {
        container.hide();
    }
});

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var n = 0;
$("#container").mouseenter(function() {
n = 0;

}).mouseleave(function() {
n = 1;
});

$("html").click(function(){ 
if (n == 1) {
alert("clickoutside");
}
});

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if you have trouble with ios, mouseup is not working on apple device.

does mousedown /mouseup in jquery work for the ipad?

i use this:

$(document).bind('touchend', function(e) {
        var container = $("YOURCONTAINER");

          if (container.has(e.target).length === 0)
          {
              container.hide();
          }
      });

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 $('body').click(function(event) {
    if (!$(event.target).is('p'))
    {
        $("#e2ma-menu").hide();
    }
});

p is the element name. Where one can pass the id or class or element name also.

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Return false if you click on .form_wrapper:

$('body').click(function() {
  $('.form_wrapper').click(function(){
  return false
});
   $('.form_wrapper').hide();
});

//$('.form_wrapper').click(function(event){
//   event.stopPropagation();
//});

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i did it like this:

var close = true;

$(function () {

    $('body').click (function(){

        if(close){
            div.hide();
        }
        close = true;
    })


alleswasdenlayeronclicknichtschliessensoll.click( function () {   
        close = false;
    });

});

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dojo.query(document.body).connect('mouseup',function (e)
{
    var obj = dojo.position(dojo.query('div#divselector')[0]);
    if (!((e.clientX > obj.x && e.clientX <(obj.x+obj.w)) && (e.clientY > obj.y && e.clientY <(obj.y+obj.h))) ){
        MyDive.Hide(id);
    }
});

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Attach a click event to top level elements outside the form wrapper, for example:

$('#header, #content, #footer').click(function(){
    $('.form_wrapper').hide();
});

This will also work on touch devices, just make sure you don’t include a parent of .form_wrapper in your list of selectors.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
  $("#hide").click(function(){
    $("p").hide();
  });
  $("#show").click(function(){
    $("p").show();
  });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<p>If you click on the "Hide" button, I will disappear.</p>
<button id="hide">Hide</button>
<button id="show">Show</button>
</body>
</html>

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I wanted to like the most-voted for suggestion, but it didn’t work for me.

This method is nearly the same but worked for me.
http://www.codesynthesis.co.uk/code-snippets/use-jquery-to-hide-a-div-when-the-user-clicks-outside-of-it

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(Just adding on to prc322’s answer.)

In my case I’m using this code to hide a navigation menu that appears when the user clicks an appropriate tab. I found it was useful to add an extra condition, that the target of the click outside the container is not a link.

$(document).mouseup(function (e)
{
    var container = $("YOUR CONTAINER SELECTOR");

    if (!$("a").is(e.target) // if the target of the click isn't a link ...
        && !container.is(e.target) // ... or the container ...
        && container.has(e.target).length === 0) // ... or a descendant of the container
    {
        container.hide();
    }
});

This is because some of the links on my site add new content to the page. If this new content is added at the same time that the navigation menu disappears it might be disorientating for the user.

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var exclude_div = $("#ExcludedDiv");;  
$(document).click(function(e){
   if( !exclude_div.is( e.target ) )  // if target div is not the one you want to exclude then add the class hidden
        $(".myDiv1").addClass("hidden");  

}); 

FIDDLE

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Instead of listening to every single click on the DOM to hide one specific element, you could set tabindex to the parent <div> and listen to the focusout events.

Setting tabindex will make sure that the blur event is fired on the <div> (normally it wouldn’t).

So your HTML would look like:

<div class="form_wrapper" tabindex="0">
    <a class="agree" href="javascript:;">I Agree</a>
    <a class="disagree" href="javascript:;">Disagree</a>
</div>

And your JS:

$('.form_wrapper').on('focusout', function(event){
    $('.form_wrapper').hide();
});

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By using this code you can hide as many items as you want

var boxArray = ["first element's id","second element's id","nth element's id"];
   window.addEventListener('mouseup', function(event){
   for(var i=0; i < boxArray.length; i++){
    var box = document.getElementById(boxArray[i]);
    if(event.target != box && event.target.parentNode != box){
        box.style.display = 'none';
    }
   }
})

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$(document).ready(function() {
	$('.modal-container').on('click', function(e) {
	  if(e.target == $(this)[0]) {
		$(this).removeClass('active'); // or hide()
	  }
	});
});
.modal-container {
	display: none;
	justify-content: center;
	align-items: center;
	position: absolute;
	top: 0;
	left: 0;
	right: 0;
	bottom: 0;
	background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
	z-index: 999;
}

.modal-container.active {
    display: flex;  
}

.modal {
	width: 50%;
	height: auto;
	margin: 20px;
	padding: 20px;
	background-color: #fff;
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="modal-container active">
	<div class="modal">
		<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean ac varius purus. Ut consectetur viverra nibh nec maximus. Nam luctus ligula quis arcu accumsan euismod. Pellentesque imperdiet volutpat mi et cursus. Sed consectetur sed tellus ut finibus. Suspendisse porttitor laoreet lobortis. Nam ut blandit metus, ut interdum purus.</p>
	</div>
</div>

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What you can do is bind a click event to the document that will hide the dropdown if something outside the dropdown is clicked, but won’t hide it if something inside the dropdown is clicked, so your “show” event (or slidedown or whatever shows the dropdown)

    $('.form_wrapper').show(function(){

        $(document).bind('click', function (e) {
            var clicked = $(e.target);
            if (!clicked.parents().hasClass("class-of-dropdown-container")) {
                 $('.form_wrapper').hide();
            }
        });

    });

Then when hiding it, unbind the click event

$(document).unbind('click');

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According to the docs, .blur() works for more than the <input> tag. For example:

$('.form_wrapper').blur(function(){
   $(this).hide();
});