jQuery Mobile - Events



An event will respond to user interaction when the user clicks on a certain page or hovers the mouse over an element, etc.


Following example describes the use of mobile events in the jQuery Mobile Framework.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>Mobile Events</title>
      <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width, initial-scale = 1">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
         $(document).on("pagecreate","#page1",function() {
            //The on() method attaches the event handlers
            //The id #page1 refers to id of the page to specify event
            $("p").on("click",function() {
      <div data-role = "page" id = "page1">
         <div data-role = "header">

         <div data-role = "main" class = "ui-content">
            <p>This line will disappear, if you click on it.</p>

         <div data-role = "footer">


Let's carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code as jqm_mobile_events.html file in your server root folder.

  • Open this HTML file as http://localhost/jqm_mobile_events.html and the following output will be displayed.