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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript Perfect

Drew Cook
Drew Cook
14,612 Points

Confirm if wanting to delete an item

I figured if we were going to perfect this project, a good confirmation about deleting the items may make it more user friendly. What if the user accidentally hits the delete button and didn't want to actually remove the item? A good confirming message would fix this.

I have figured it out but would like to challenge anyone who wants to do this.

Or how about adding Undo / Redo functionality? :)

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
16,372 Points

This is what I came up with, it basically creates a div for the alert message, and a div container (position: absolute) so I could position the dialogue in the center of the page at the same location each time, if you click Yes, it deletes the task, if you click No, it just removes the dialogue.


// Create a dialogue with yes/no option, if yes delete, if no remove dialogue
var confirmDialogue = function() {
  var listItem = this.parentNode;
  var ul = listItem.parentNode;
  var body = document.body;
  var yesButton = document.createElement('button');
  var noButton = document.createElement('button');
  var divContainer = document.createElement('div');
  var alertContainer = document.createElement('div');
  alertContainer.className = 'alert';
  yesButton.innerText = 'Yes';
  noButton.innerText = 'No';
  alertContainer.innerHTML = '<p>Delete this item?</p>';
  divContainer.setAttribute('id', 'overlay');

  yesButton.addEventListener('click', function(){
    deleteTask(ul, listItem, divContainer, body);

  noButton.addEventListener('click', function(){

// Pass dialogue container and body container to deleteTask so it can also remove the dialogue
var deleteTask = function(ul, listItem, divContainer, body){

// change deleteButton click event to confirmDialogue
var bindTaskEvents = function(taskListItem, checkBoxEventHandler) {
  console.log('bind list item events');
  var checkBox = taskListItem.querySelector('input[type=checkbox]');
  var editButton = taskListItem.querySelector('button.edit');
  var deleteButton = taskListItem.querySelector('button.delete');
  editButton.onclick = editTask;
  deleteButton.onclick = confirmDialogue;
  checkBox.onchange = checkBoxEventHandler;
#overlay {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  background: rgba(255, 255, 255, .7);

.alert {
  margin: 200px auto;
  padding: 10px;
  text-align: center;
  width: 200px;
  height: 100px;
  background: white;
  border-radius: 5px;
  box-shadow: 0 1px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, .3);