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CSS jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Using parent(), hasClass() and prop()

challenge 1 of2 on line 15 of apps.js , l am trying to see if the parent of the link has the class of selected

on line 15 of apps.js , l am trying to see if the parent of the link has the class of selected but it is not working .help me fix it

what is wrong with my code pliz help me am stuck

i keep getting a bummer

js/app.js
//Problem: It look gross in smaller browser widths and small devices
//Solution: To hide the text links and swap them out with a more appropriate navigation

//Create a select and append to #menu
var $select = $("<select></select>");
$("#menu").append($select);

//Cycle over menu links
$("#menu a").each(function(){
  var $anchor = $(this);
  //Create an option
  var $option = $("<option></option>");

  //Deal with selected options depending on current page
  if($anchor.parent().hasClass(".selected")) {
    $option.prop("selected", true);
  }
  //option's value is the href
  $option.val($anchor.attr("href"));
  //option's text is the text of link
  $option.text($anchor.text());
  //append option to select
  $select.append($option);
});
//Create button 
var $button = $("<button>Go</button>");
$("#menu").append($button);
//Bind click to button
$button.click(function(){
  //Go to select's location
  window.location = $select.val();
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
</head>
<body>
    <div id="menu">
        <ul>
            <li class="selected"><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
            <li><a href="support.html">Support</a></li>
            <li><a href="faqs.html">FAQs</a></li>
            <li><a href="events.html">Events</a></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
    <h1>Home</h1>
    <p>This is the home page.</p>
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

if you are still stuck, you are almost right. you have a error in your code:

you have:

//Deal with selected options depending on current page
  if($anchor.parent().hasClass(".selected")) {
    $option.prop("selected", true);
  } 

it should be:

//Deal with selected options depending on current page
  if($anchor.parent().hasClass("selected")) {
    $option.prop("selected", true);
  } ```
Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,266 Points

In your if statement, you need to wrap your variable anchor in parentheses (similar to how $(this) works).

But why are you setting $(this) to the variable anchor in the first place? Can't you just use $(this)?