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jQuery - stopPropagation() Method


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Description:

The stopPropagation() method stops the bubbling of an event to parent elements, preventing any parent handlers from being notified of the event.

You can use the method event.isPropagationStopped() to know whether this method was ever called (on that event object).

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

event.stopPropagation() 

Parameters:

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • NA

Example:

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. This example demonstrate how you can prevent other event handlers from being called:

<html>
<head>
<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
   
   $(document).ready(function() {

      $("div").click(function(event){
          alert("This is : " + $(this).text());
          // Comment the following to see the difference
          event.stopPropagation();
      });

   });

   </script>
   <style>
      div{ margin:10px;padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
             width:160px;
           }
  </style>
</head>
<body>
   <p>Click on any box to see the effect:</p>
   <div id="div1" style="background-color:blue;">
       OUTER BOX
       <div id="div2" style="background-color:red;">
             INNER BOX
      </div> 
  </div>
</body>
</html>

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.



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