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Using bootstrap-modal as Backbone.js view

Posted by: admin April 3, 2018 Leave a comment


I am attempting to create a Backbone.js view based on a Twitter bootstrap-modal, which makes use of Backbone’s automatic event delegation via the events attribute of the view.

Unfortunately, bootstrap-modal seems to break Backbone’s event delegation as it clones the view HTML before displaying the modal:


My view:

App.Views.ProjectsNav ||= {}

class App.Views.ProjectsNav.NewProjectView extends Backbone.View
  events: {
    'click .save': 'save',
    'shown':       'shown'

  save: (e) ->

  shown: () ->
    App.Helpers.Forms.setFocus($(@el), true)

  render: () ->
    @$('.modal').modal({'show': true, 'keyboard': true, 'backdrop': true})

The corresponding (Mustache) HTML template:

<div class="modal hide" style="display: none; ">
  <div class="modal-header">
    <a href="#" class="close">×</a>
    <h3>New Project</h3>
  <div class="modal-body form-stacked">
    <label for="name">Name</label> <input type="text" name="name" value="{{name}}"/><input type="hidden" name="lock_version" value="{{lock_version}}"/>
  <div class="modal-footer">
    <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="save btn primary">Create</a>
    <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="cancel btn secondary">Cancel</a>

Neither save nor shown are called when the respective events are triggered.

Any ideas?