Javascript – jQuery’s .click – pass parameters to user function


I am trying to call a function with parameters using jQuery's .click, but I can't get it to work.

This is how I want it to work:


which calls

function add_event(event) {
    blah blah blah }

It works if I don't use parameters, like this:

function add_event() {
    blah blah blah }

But I need to be able to pass a parameter through to my add_event function.

How can I do this specific thing?

I know I can use .click(function() { blah }, but I call the add_event function from multiple places and want to do it this way.

Best Answer

For thoroughness, I came across another solution which was part of the functionality introduced in version 1.4.3 of the jQuery click event handler.

It allows you to pass a data map to the event object that automatically gets fed back to the event handler function by jQuery as the first parameter. The data map would be handed to the .click() function as the first parameter, followed by the event handler function.

Here's some code to illustrate what I mean:

// say your selector and click handler looks something like this...
$("some selector").click({param1: "Hello", param2: "World"}, cool_function);

// in your function, just grab the event object and go crazy...
function cool_function(event){

I know it's late in the game for this question, but the previous answers led me to this solution, so I hope it helps someone sometime!