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jQuery checkbox change and click event


Question

$(document).ready(function() {
  //set initial state.
  $('#textbox1').val($(this).is(':checked'));

  $('#checkbox1').change(function() {
    $('#textbox1').val($(this).is(':checked'));
  });

  $('#checkbox1').click(function() {
    if (!$(this).is(':checked')) {
      return confirm("Are you sure?");
    }
  });
});
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<input type="checkbox" id="checkbox1"/><br />
<input type="text" id="textbox1"/>

Here .change() updates the textbox value with the checkbox status. I use .click() to confirm the action on uncheck. If the user selects cancel, the checkmark is restored but .change() fires before confirmation.

This leaves things in an inconsistent state and the textbox says false when the checkbox is checked.

How can I deal with the cancellation and keep textbox value consistent with the check state?

2020/06/22
1
583
6/22/2020 8:18:48 AM

Accepted Answer

Tested in JSFiddle and does what you're asking for.This approach has the added benefit of firing when a label associated with a checkbox is clicked.

Updated Answer:

$(document).ready(function() {
    //set initial state.
    $('#textbox1').val(this.checked);

    $('#checkbox1').change(function() {
        if(this.checked) {
            var returnVal = confirm("Are you sure?");
            $(this).prop("checked", returnVal);
        }
        $('#textbox1').val(this.checked);        
    });
});

Original Answer:

$(document).ready(function() {
    //set initial state.
    $('#textbox1').val($(this).is(':checked'));

    $('#checkbox1').change(function() {
        if($(this).is(":checked")) {
            var returnVal = confirm("Are you sure?");
            $(this).attr("checked", returnVal);
        }
        $('#textbox1').val($(this).is(':checked'));        
    });
});
2019/08/21
935
8/21/2019 8:32:03 AM

Demo

Use mousedown

$('#checkbox1').mousedown(function() {
    if (!$(this).is(':checked')) {
        this.checked = confirm("Are you sure?");
        $(this).trigger("change");
    }
});
2020/06/20

Most of the answers won't catch it (presumably) if you use <label for="cbId">cb name</label>. This means when you click the label it will check the box instead of directly clicking on the checkbox. (Not exactly the question, but various search results tend to come here)

<div id="OuterDivOrBody">
    <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox1" />
    <label for="checkbox1">Checkbox label</label>
    <br />
    <br />
    The confirm result:
    <input type="text" id="textbox1" />
</div>

In which case you could use:

Earlier versions of jQuery:

$('#OuterDivOrBody').delegate('#checkbox1', 'change', function () {
    // From the other examples
    if (!this.checked) {
        var sure = confirm("Are you sure?");
        this.checked = !sure;
        $('#textbox1').val(sure.toString());
    }
});

JSFiddle example with jQuery 1.6.4

jQuery 1.7+

$('#checkbox1').on('change', function() { 
    // From the other examples
    if (!this.checked) {
        var sure = confirm("Are you sure?");
        this.checked = !sure;
        $('#textbox1').val(sure.toString());
    }
});

JSFiddle example with the latest jQuery 2.x

  • Added jsfiddle examples and the html with the clickable checkbox label
2017/08/02

Well .. just for the sake of saving a headache (its past midnight here), I could come up with:

$('#checkbox1').click(function() {
  if (!$(this).is(':checked')) {
    var ans = confirm("Are you sure?");
     $('#textbox1').val(ans);
  }
});

Hope it helps

2011/08/11

Here you are

Html

<input id="ProductId_a183060c-1030-4037-ae57-0015be92da0e" type="checkbox" value="true">

JavaScript

<script>
    $(document).ready(function () {

      $('input[id^="ProductId_"]').click(function () {

        if ($(this).prop('checked')) {
           // do what you need here     
           alert("Checked");
        }
        else {
           // do what you need here         
           alert("Unchecked");
        }
      });

  });
</script>
2014/07/10

For me this works great:

$('#checkboxID').click(function () {
    if ($(this).attr('checked')) {
        alert('is checked');
    } else {
        alert('is not checked');
    }
})
2013/08/20

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