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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Plan

$select.append is not a function

I made my code exactly the same as in the video. When I try to run it, I get an error that says "$select.append is not a function" and the select doesn't work. My code is exactly the same as the example in the video. Why do I get this error?

3 Answers

your problem is that you did not create a jQuery element. (you're missing the $)

you have

var $select = ("<select></select>")

but you need

var $select = $("<select></select>")
Ryan Dowdy
Ryan Dowdy
11,465 Points

Hello! Can you please post your code exactly as you wrote it?

// Problem: It looks 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>");

// option's value is the href $option.val($anchor.attr("href")); // options text is the text of link $option.text($anchor.text()); // append option to select $select.append($option); }); // Create button // Bind click to button // Go to select's location // Modify CSS to hide links on small width and show button and select // Also hides select and button on larger widths and show's links // Deal with selected options depending on current page

Let me try again

// Problem: It looks 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>");

// option's value is the href $option.val($anchor.attr("href")); // options text is the text of link $option.text($anchor.text()); // append option to select $select.append($option); });