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Handle clicks from your users using jQuery

Benjamin Crozat
Published on Feb 13, 2024 0 comments Edit on GitHub
Handle clicks from your users using jQuery

Introduction to click events in jQuery

Click events are a staple in web development. They’re unavoidable and jQuery offers a straightforward way to handle them. And I will also show you how to do it using Vanilla JavaScript (which just means JavaScript without any dependency).

The .click() method in jQuery

Using jQuery to handle click events is both simple and intuitive. The .click() method offers a quick way to attach an event listener to DOM elements, responding to user interactions seamlessly.

Example:

<button>Click me!</button>
$('button').click(function () {
  alert('Button clicked!')
})

This code snippet demonstrates how to display an alert when a button is clicked. Couldn’t be simpler!

Click events in Vanilla JavaScript

Vanilla JavaScript obviously allows you to do the same thing, just in a little bit more verbose way.

Example:

document.querySelector('button').addEventListener('click', function () {
  alert('Button clicked!');
});

People can criticize jQuery all day long, but its syntax is unbeatable. Look how lengthy this code is!

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