Rob Bell

Posts tagged with "JavaScript"

Handling clicks outside a specified area in jQuery

Recently I've needed to handle clicks in jQuery which occur anywhere inside a page but outside a specified area. I've been working on a drop down list control which contains a list of checkboxes. The list of checkboxes is shown and hidden by clicking the preceding h4 title, mimicing the functionality of an ordinary drop down list. I wanted to extend this functionality to hide the list when the user clicked anywhere outside the containing div.

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