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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript: Challenge Rendering the Game Rendering the Spaces, Board, and Tokens Solution

Will this code work ?

   drawHTMLToken(){
     var token = document.createElement('div');
     var gameBoard = document.getElementById('game-board-underlay');
     gameBoard.appendChild(token);
     div.setAttribute('id',this.id);
    div.setAttribute('class', 'token');
    div.style.backgroundColor = this.owner.color;
    }

Also, I would try to get into the habit of using the new ES syntax. Change your var keywords to const.

4 Answers

Hey Yannis, your method is definitely syntactically correct, but I do think there are some issues.

  1. You have defined a variable called token and set it equal to the creation of a <div> element. So far so good.

  2. You append token to the game board. Still good.

  3. Now here is the problem, I think. You try to set attributes and CSS on the token, but you're calling the setAttribute method on <div> rather than calling it on the variable pointing to the <div>, which would be token. You also set the attributes after you have appended the token, which isn't really a problem but I think if it were me I would append the token after setting all of its attributes, just for the sake of having a logical order.

Try running your function with

div.setAttribute('id',this.id); div.setAttribute('class', 'token'); div.style.backgroundColor = this.owner.color;

replaced as

token.setAttribute('id',this.id); token.setAttribute('class', 'token'); token.style.backgroundColor = this.owner.color;

If this doesn't work for you, I apologize. I think it will but its been a bit since I touched any DOM scripting. Happy coding!

In the spirit of ES6 syntax and the template literals discussed earlier, i found this to be a little easier to understand creating the Tokens in place of createElement

drawHTMLToken() {
    const gameBoard = document.getElementById('game-board-underlay');
    const token = `<div id="${this.id}" class="token" style="background-color:${this.owner.color}"></div>`;
    gameBoard.innerHTML += token;
  }

Thank you very much for the answer!

I will, I’m actually working on it! Thank you very much for the feedback