[SOLVED] javascript addeventlistener passing the codes to execute for shorter code

Issue

Is there a way that I can shorten this code. They have similar condition but different codes to execute. the first one is when I keydown the element will show or hide, the second one after I click the button or submit the form, it will stop or pass the user.

textInput.addEventListener("keydown", function myFunction(){
  if(textInput.value.match(characters)){
    invalidFeedback.style.display = "block";
  }
  else if (textInput.value === ""){
    invalidFeedback.style.display = "block";
  } else {
    invalidFeedback.style.display = "none";
  }
});


form.addEventListener("submit", function (event, myFunction){
  if(textInput.value.match(characters)){
    event.preventDefault();
  }
  else if (textInput.value === ""){
    event.preventDefault();
  }
});

Solution

When multiple conditional statements have the same outcome, we can use the || operator, which is like "OR".

We can also export common checks to functions, to keep things granular, neat, and easy-to-consume.

Finally, in the "keydown" event, I introduced a guard clause, which returns the desired outcome on a satisfied condition. It’s much easier to read than nested if/else statements.

const doesMatch = () => textInput.value.match(characters);
const isEmpty = () => textInput.value === "";

textInput.addEventListener("keydown", () => {
  if (doesMatch() || isEmpty()) 
    return invalidFeedback.style.display = "block";
  invalidFeedback.style.display = "none"; 
});

form.addEventListener("submit", (event) => {
  if (doesMatch() || isEmpty()) event.preventDefault();
});

Answered By – Rida F'kih

Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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