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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Drawing Application Perform: Part 2

Aaron Selonke
Aaron Selonke
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Show() vs Toggle()

When doing Andy's courses I usually pause the video and try to puzzle out what he wants before watching how to do it.

I came up with this, to display the color select... $("#revealColorSelect").click(function(){ $("#colorSelect").show(); });

He uses the toggle() method. What's the difference between show() and toggle()?

Why do people on stack say that toggle() is depreciated while its not depreciated in the documentation?

2 Answers

Show holds only single function i.e. to show hide element while toggle perform both show and hide function. Eg:- when an element is hide toggle will perform show function.

$("#revealColorSelect").click(function(){ 
    $("#colorSelect").show(); 
});

Once you click on "New Color" you can't hide it anymore. Toggle allows it to hide since in the first load it is hidden, good UI experience should allow for the user to go back to the original state of the UI. And .toggle() is still on the jQuery api.