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

Felix Sonnenholzer
Felix Sonnenholzer
14,654 Points

How to remove ".editMode" when the focus disappears


I added an eventlistener, so that the focus is automatically in the text field to edit the input.

Now I wanted to add something, that when the focus isn't on the text field anymore, for example when deciding to add something new instead. I know that you have to remove the ".editMode", and I tried a few things, but it doesn't work.

Thank you guys in advance

2 Answers

Hi Felix,

I created a snapshot of my workspace that implements the blur functionality you're looking for. Here is the snapshot: https://w.trhou.se/ockk2leqwi

I added a few new things that you'll see comments for. The blur event is the event that happens when the target element doesn't have focus anymore. I added the blur listener inside of the editTask() function. I also added a new function right after editTask called switchThisInputToLabel. And then, near the very bottom, I added my own for loop that binds that blur event to any current edit inputs that are in the task handlers.

I left you comments for each line of code in the snapshot! I hope that helps.

Felix Sonnenholzer
Felix Sonnenholzer
14,654 Points

Thank you Marcus. It works.

I was a little bit too fixated on 'focus' instead of going for the 'blur'-event. Included it in my code.

Thank you very much

You are very welcome, Felix! Any more questions on the code?

Don't you mind to show jQuery example or should it be the pure JS?

$('.someSelector').on('mouseenter', function(){...})
                  .on('mouseleave', function(){...});

Still not shure what the class "editMode" for. If you want to toggle "disabled" attribute here some problem - you should make overlay div (not sure that is still acual now), because disabled input elements can't handle jQuery mouse events.

Please, give more information about your problem and provide us with the code.

Felix Sonnenholzer
Felix Sonnenholzer
14,654 Points

Thank you for you fast answer Daniel. I was looking for a pure JS solution, but it's nice to see how it would work with jquery :)

Here is a snapshot to the project, if you want to take a look at it. https://w.trhou.se/atfyhoberv

Also thank you Marcus for answering Daniel in my place ;)