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Todo app not displaying text of new todo items

See below.

When I click add task, it does not import any of the new text to the added task.

Any ideas on how to fix this one?

//Problem: User interaction doesn't provide desired results
//Solution: Add interactivity so the user can manage daily tasks

var taskInput = document.getElementById("new-task"); //New task
var addButton = document.getElementsByTagName("button")[0]; //First button
var incompleteTasksHolder = document.getElementById("incomplete-tasks"); //#incomplete-tasks
var completedTasksHolder = document.getElementById("completed-tasks"); //#completed-tasks

//New Task List Item
var createNewTaskElement = function(taskstring){
    //Create List Item
    var listItem = document.createElement("li");
    //input checkbox
    var checkBox = document.createElement("input"); //checkbox
    var label = document.createElement("label"); //label
    //input text
    var editInput = document.createElement("input"); //text
    var editButton = document.createElement("button"); //edit
    var deleteButton = document.createElement("button"); //delete
    //Each element needs to be modified

  checkBox.type = "checkbox";
  editInput.type = "text";

  editButton.innerText = "Edit";
  editButton.className = "edit";
  deleteButton.innerText = "Delete";
  deleteButton.className = "delete";

    //Each element needs to be appended

  return listItem;

//Add a new task
var addTask = function(){
  console.log("Add task...");

  //When the button is pressed
  //Create a new list item with the text from the #new-task:
  var listItem = createNewTaskElement(taskInput.value);
  //Append listItem to incompleteTasksHolder
  bindTaskEvents(listItem, taskCompleted);
//Edit an existing task
var editTask = function(){
    console.log("Edit  task...");
  var listItem = this.parentNode;
  var editInput = listItem.querySelector("input[type=text]");
    //If the class of the parent is .editMode
      //Switch from .editMode
      //label text become the input's value
      //Switch to .editMode
      //input value becomes to label's text
    //Toggle .editMode
//Delete an existing task
var deleteTask = function(){
    console.log("Delete task...");
  //When the delete button is pressed
  var listItem = this.parentNode;
  var ul = listItem.parentNode;
  //Remove the parent list item from the ul

//Mark a task as complete
var taskCompleted = function(){
  console.log("Complete task...");
    //Append the task list item to the #completed-tasks
  var listItem = this.parentNode;
  bindTaskEvents(listItem, taskinComplete);

//Mark a task as incomplete
var taskinComplete = function(){
  console.log("Task incomplete...");
  //Append the task list item to the #incomplete-tasks
  var listItem = this.parentNode;
  bindTaskEvents(listItem, taskCompleted);

//Set the click handler to the addTask function
addButton.onclick = addTask;

var bindTaskEvents = function(taskListItem, checkboxEventHandler){
  console.log("Bind list item events");
  //select taskListItem's children
  var checkbox = taskListItem.querySelector("input[type=checkbox]");
  var editButton = taskListItem.querySelector("button.edit");
  var deleteButton = taskListItem.querySelector("button.delete");
    //bind editTask to edit button
  editButton.onclick = editTask;
    //bind deleteTask to delete button
  deleteButton.onclick = deleteTask;
    //bind taskCompleted to checkbox
  checkbox.onchange = checkboxEventHandler;

//cycle over incompleteTasksHolder ul list items
for(var i = 0; i < incompleteTasksHolder.children.length; i++){
  //bind events to list items children (taskCompleted)
  bindTaskEvents(incompleteTasksHolder.children[i], taskCompleted);

//cycle over TasksHolder ul list items
for(var i = 0; i < completedTasksHolder.children.length; i++){
  //bind events to list items children (taskIncomplete)
  bindTaskEvents(completedTasksHolder.children[i], taskinComplete);

1 Answer

Hey Eric,

I'm not sure what you mean that it doesn't add any of the new text to the added task. Do you mean that it's not adding the text you put into the input box to the new task or that it's not adding the "Edit" and "Delete" buttons to the new task when you create it? I tested your code and what's in there works fine. Can you be more specific?