jQuery unbind from event handler

Published on 2017-11-22 by Raul

Whenever I used jQuery for client side code, I created a separate function for the event handler, so I could detach it later. But now, I discovered event namespace, which helps prevent unnecessary declarations; it will allow you to specify a namespace whenever attaching to an event, and will also allow you to remove all handlers for that namespaces.

So, you can write code like

$("a.button").on("click.myButtonNamespace", function() {
	//do stuff here
	//unbind
	$(this).off("click.myButtonNamespace");
});

Have a look at the jQuery docs for event namespaces.


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