[SOLVED] jquery prevent duplicate function assigned

Issue

If I need to assign a click function dynamically, is there a way to ensure the click function is only assigned once and not duplicated?

this.click(function(){
    alert('test');
})

Solution

You can unbind the click event before you bind it again, that way you will only have one event attached to it:

//assuming this is a jquery object.
this.unbind("click");
this.click(function(){
  alert("clicked once");
});

As of jQuery 1.7, click now uses .on (http://api.jquery.com/click/) so the correct code is now

//assuming this is a jquery object.
this.off("click");
this.click(function(){
  alert("clicked once");
});

This will unbind all click events (including ones created by any plugins you might be using). To make sure you only unbind your event use namespaces. (http://api.jquery.com/off/)

//assuming this is a jquery object.
this.off("click.myApp");
this.on("click.myApp", function(){
  alert("clicked once");
});

Here myApp is the namespace.

Answered By – Marius

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (BugsFixing Admin)

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