jQuery Mobile - Page Initialization Events


Fires when the page has been initialized using two types of events −

  • The pagebeforecreate event fires when the page is about to be initialized.
  • The pagecreate event fires when the page has been created.


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

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>Initialization Event</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("pagebeforecreate",function() {
            alert("The pagebeforecreate event has been fired and the page is not yet initialized.");
         $(document).on("pagecreate",function() {
            alert("The pagecreate event has been fired and and the page has been created.");
      <div data-role = "page" id = "page1"> 
         <div data-role = "header">

         <div data-role = "main" class = "ui-content">
            <p>The page has been initialized.</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_initialization_event.html file in your server root folder.

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

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