[ACCEPTED]-jQuery - How do I bind events to hidden elements that will be shown later?-jquery

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As of jQuery 1.7, the .live() method is deprecated.

You 7 can now use the .on() method. By attaching a 6 delegated event to an element that is viewable 5 in the HTML when the jQuery is run.

So if 4 a.someClass is hidden when jQuery is run, you should 3 attach a delegated event to the body, so 2 it will run when there is a viewable a.someClass element 1 in the future, for example:

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edit 2 years later: As some people pointed out, the Live function 5 is now deprecated (as you can also see at 4 the top of the linked docs page). The right 3 event handler name for the current version 2 would be On. See Maxim's answer for a good 1 example.

Original answer:
Have you tried using Live()?

.live('click',function(){/* code */});


version note: live has been deprecated in jQuery 1.7 and it was removed in jQuery 1.9. This answer is only correct for jQuery versions older than jQuery 1.7

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Use delegate (note this is after you unhide 1 them):

$('body').delegate('.someClass', 'click', function (evt) {
    // do something here
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$('parentelement').on('click','taget element',function(){


parentelement should be visible at page load


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According to the jquery documentation at 4 http://api.jquery.com/live/

Attach a handler to the event for all elements 3 which match the current selector, now and 2 in the future

Here is an example of how to 1 use it:

<!DOCTYPE html> 
  p { background:yellow; font-weight:bold; cursor:pointer;  
          padding:5px; } 
  p.over { background: #ccc; } 
  span { color:red; } 
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.5.js"></script> 
  <p>Click me!</p> 

    $("p").live("click", function(){ 
      $(this).after("<p>Another paragraph!</p>"); 

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Times have changed, it would now be done 1 using ".on"

.on('click',function(){/* code */});

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