Pagecontainer Widget


Pagecontainer Widgetversion added: 1.4

Description: Manages a collection of pages.

QuickNav

Smooth Navigation Between Pages

Note: The pagecontainer widget is designed to be a singleton instantiated by the framework on the body element. This limitation will be removed in future versions of jQuery Mobile.

jQuery Mobile's central abstraction is the use of multiple pages inside a single HTML document. The children of the body are all div elements that have been enhanced into page widgets. These are jQuery Mobile pages.

Only one page is visible at a time. Upon navigation, the currently visible page is hidden, and another page is shown. Moving from one page to another is accomplished via a transition. This is not possible when navigating between HTML documents via HTTP, because the browser discards all state associated with the source page when navigating to the target page, making it impossible to perform this task via a smooth transition effect such as a fade or a slide.

Multipage Documents

In its simplest form, the HTML document retrieved by the browser has a body consisting of several div elements which are enhanced using the page widget. Each such page has an id attribute to distinguish it from other pages.

The pages can be interlinked using anchors. When the user clicks such an anchor, a new history entry is created, and the page to which the anchor refers is displayed by means of a smooth transition from the previous page. The example below illustrates a multipage setup. Note: If the example below animates using a fade transition instead of the slide transition requested in the anchor, it is because your browser does not support CSS 3D transforms.

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<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Multipage example</title>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css" />
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div data-role="page" id="page1">
<div data-role="header">
<h1>Page 1</h1>
</div>
<div role="main" class="ui-content">
<a href="#page2" data-transition="slide" class="ui-btn ui-corner-all ui-btn-inline">Go To Page 2</a>
</div>
</div>
<div data-role="page" id="page2">
<div data-role="header">
<h1>Page 2</h1>
</div>
<div role="main" class="ui-content">
<a href="#page1" data-rel="back" data-transition="slide" class="ui-btn ui-corner-all ui-btn-inline">Go Back To Page 1</a>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Ajax page navigation

jQuery Mobile allows you to replace the browser's standard HTTP navigation with Ajax-based navigation. It overrides the browser's default link handling behavior. It intercepts clicks on anchors containing links to other documents and upon each such click it checks whether the document can be retrieved via Ajax. A link has to meet the following criteria in order for the document to which it links to be retrieved via Ajax:

  1. The global configuration option $.mobile.linkBindingEnabled must be true.
  2. The click event's default must not be prevented and it must be a left-click.
  3. The link must not have any of the following attributes:
    • data-rel="back"
    • data-rel="external
    • data-ajax="false"
    • The target attribute must not be present
  4. The global configuration option $.mobile.ajaxEnabled must be true.
  5. The link must be to the same domain or it must be to a permitted cross-domain-request destination.

If these criteria are met jQuery Mobile retrieves the document via Ajax. It is important to realize that, while the document is retrieved in its entirety, only the first jQuery Mobile page is displayed. The header and the rest of the body are discarded. Thus, it is not possible to retrieve a multi-page document via Ajax, nor is it possible to execute scripts located in the header.

After Ajax retrieval, jQuery Mobile displays the page via a transition. The transition can be specified on the link that opens the page using the data-transition attribute. If no transition is specified, then $.mobile.defaultPageTransition is used or, if the incoming page is a dialog, then $.mobile.defaultDialogTransition is used.

Note: The dialog widget is deprecated as of jQuery Mobile 1.4.0 and will be removed in 1.5.0.

If the browser supports the replaceState API the location bar is updated such that it displays the URL of the document that was retrieved via Ajax. This latter step has the following implications for site/application design:

  1. Since the user can copy the URL of a page other than the start page, the application must be designed such that it can start from any of its pages. The best way to achieve this is to include jQuery Mobile and your application code in the header for all the pages of the site/application, and ensure initial state consistency during the pagecreate event.
  2. If your application includes widgets shared by multiple pages, such as a global navigation menu contained in a popup, then you must make sure that each page contains a copy of the popup's markup, so that the first page that is loaded defines the popup and makes it available to subsequent pages loaded into the DOM via Ajax.

Options

classes 

Type: Object
Default:
{}

Specify additional classes to add to the widget's elements. Any of classes specified in the Theming section can be used as keys to override their value. To learn more about this option, check out the learn article about the classes option.

Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the classes option specified, changing the theming for the ui-pagecontainer class:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
classes: {
"ui-pagecontainer": "highlight"
}
});

Get or set a property of the classes option, after initialization, here reading and changing the theming for the ui-pagecontainer class:

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// Getter
var themeClass = $( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "classes.ui-pagecontainer" );
// Setter
$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "classes.ui-pagecontainer", "highlight" );

defaults 

Type: Boolean
Default: false
Seting this option to true indicates that other widgets options have default values and causes jQuery Mobile's widget autoenhancement code to omit the step where it retrieves option values from data attributes. This can improve startup time.

This option is also exposed as a data attribute: data-defaults="true".

Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the defaults option specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
defaults: true
});

Get or set the defaults option, after initialization:

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// Getter
var defaults = $( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "defaults" );
// Setter
$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "defaults", true );

disabled 

Type: Boolean
Default: false
Disables the pagecontainer if set to true.

This option is also exposed as a data attribute: data-disabled="true".

Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the disabled option specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
disabled: true
});

Get or set the disabled option, after initialization:

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// Getter
var disabled = $( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "disabled" );
// Setter
$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "disabled", true );

theme 

Type: String
Default: a
Sets the color scheme (swatch) for the pagecontainer widget. It accepts a single letter from a-z that maps to the swatches included in your theme.

Possible values: swatch letter (a-z).

This option is also exposed as a data attribute: data-theme="b".

Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the theme option specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
theme: "b"
});

Get or set the theme option, after initialization:

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// Getter
var theme = $( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "theme" );
// Setter
$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "option", "theme", "b" );

Methods

change( to, options )Returns: jQuery (plugin only)

  • to
    Type: String or jQuery
    The URL to which to navigate. This can be specified either as a string, or as a jQuery collection object containing the page DOM element.
  • options
    Type: Object
    • allowSamePageTransition (default: false)
      Type: Boolean
      By default, change() ignores requests to change to the current active page. Setting this option to true allows the request to execute. Developers should note that some of the page transitions assume that the fromPage and toPage of a change() request are different, so they may not animate as expected. Developers are responsible for either providing a proper transition, or turning it off for this specific case.
    • changeHash (default: true)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether to create a new browser history entry as part of the navigation sequence. Possible values:
      true The pagecontainer will create a browser history entry as part of moving to the desired page. Thus, the user can use the browser's "Back" and "Forward" buttons to navigate between the source page and the destination page.
      false The pagecontainer will navigate to the desired page without creating a new browser history entry. The desired page replaces the current page, and the browser's "Back" and "Forward" buttons cannot be used to navigate between the source page and the destination page.
    • data (default: undefined)
      Type: Object or String
      The data to send with an Ajax page request.
    • dataUrl (default: undefined)
      Type: String
      The URL to use when updating the browser location upon change() completion. If not specified, the value of the data-url attribute of the page element is used.
    • loadMsgDelay (default: 50)
      Type: Number
      The number of milliseconds by which to delay the appearance of the loading message. If the load completes within this time, no loading message is displayed.
    • reloadPage (default: false)
      Type: Boolean

      Note: This property is deprecated as of jQuery Mobile 1.4.0 and will be removed in 1.5.0. Use property reload instead.

      Whether to force a reload of the page even when it is already in the DOM. Used only when the 'url' argument is a URL.

      (version deprecated: 1.4.0)
    • reload (default: false)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether to force a reload of the page even when it is already in the DOM. Used only when the 'url' argument is a URL.
    • reverse (default: false)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether the transition shall be applied in reverse. By setting this value to true you can simulate returning to a previous page, even when the actual navigation sequence is in a forward direction.
    • role (default: undefined)
      Type: String
      The data-role value to be used when displaying the page. By default this is undefined which means rely on the value of the @data-role attribute defined on the element.
    • showLoadMsg (default: false)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether to display a message indicating that the page is loading.
    • transition (default: undefined)
      Type: String
      The transition that should be used for the page change. If the value is undefined, the value of $.mobile.defaultPageTransition (currently "fade") will be used for pages, and $.mobile.defaultDialogTransition (currently "pop") will be used for dialogs.

      Default value: undefined

    • type (default: "get")
      Type: String
      The type of HTTP request to use ("get", "post", etc.). Used only when the 'to' argument is a URL.
Code examples:

Invoke the change method:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "change" );

Programmatically change from one page to another.

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$( ":mobile-pagecontainer" ).pagecontainer( "change", "confirm.html", { role: "dialog" } );

getActivePage()Returns: jQuery

Return the currently active page.
  • This method does not accept any arguments.
Code examples:

Invoke the getActivePage method:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "getActivePage" );

load( url, options )Returns: Promise

  • url
    Type: String
    The URL from which to load the page. This can be an absolute or a relative URL (e.g. "about/us.html").
  • options
    Type: Object
    A hash containing options that affect the behavior of the method.
    • type (default: "get")
      Type: String
      The type of HTTP request to use ("get", "post", etc.).
    • data (default: undefined)
      Type: Object or String
      The data to send with an Ajax page request.
    • reloadPage (default: false)
      Type: Boolean

      Note: This property is deprecated as of jQuery Mobile 1.4.0 and will be removed in 1.5.0. Use property reload instead.

      Whether to force a reload of the page even when it is already in the DOM. Used only when the 'url' argument is a URL.

      (version deprecated: 1.4.0)
    • reload (default: false)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether to force a reload of the page even when it is already in the DOM. Used only when the 'url' argument is a URL.
    • role (default: undefined)
      Type: String
      The data-role value to be used when displaying the page. By default this is undefined which means rely on the value of the @data-role attribute defined on the element.
    • showLoadMsg (default: true)
      Type: Boolean
      Whether to display a message indicating that the page is loading.
    • loadMsgDelay (default: 50)
      Type: Number
      The number of milliseconds by which to delay the appearance of the loading message. If the load completes within this time, no loading message is displayed.
Code examples:

Invoke the load method:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer( "load" );

Load an external page, enhance its content, and insert it into the DOM.

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$( ":mobile-pagecontainer" ).pagecontainer( "load", "confirm.html", { role: "dialog" } );

Events

beforechange( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerbeforechange

Triggered during the page change cyle prior to any page loading or transition.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery or String
      This property represents the page the caller wishes to make active. It can be either a jQuery collection object containing the page DOM element, or an absolute/relative url to an internal or external page. The value exactly matches the 1st arg to the changePage() call that triggered the event.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
    • options
      Type: jQuery
      The configuration options to be used for the current change() call
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the beforechange callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
beforechange: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerbeforechange event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerbeforechange", function( event, ui ) {} );

beforehide( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerbeforehide

Triggered before the actual transition animation is kicked off.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • nextPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the beforehide callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
beforehide: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerbeforehide event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerbeforehide", function( event, ui ) {} );

beforeload( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerbeforeload

Triggered before any load request is made.

Callbacks bound to this event can call preventDefault() on the event to indicate that they are handling the load request. Callbacks that do this MUST make sure they call resolve() or reject() on the deferred object reference contained in the object passed to the callback via its ui parameter.

  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • url
      Type: String
      The absolute or relative URL that was passed into load() by the caller.
    • absUrl
      Type: String
      The absolute version of the url. If url was relative, it is resolved against the url used to load the current active page.
    • dataUrl
      Type: String
      The filtered version of absUrl to be used when identifying the page and updating the browser location when the page is made active.
    • toPage
      Type: String
      A string containing the url being loaded
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
    • deferred
      Type: Deferred
      Deferred to be resolved or rejected upon completion of content load. Callbacks that call preventDefault() on the event MUST call resolve() or reject() on this object so that change() requests resume processing. Deferred object observers expect the deferred object to be resolved like this:
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      $( document ).on( "pagecontainerbeforeload", function( event, data ) {
      // Let the framework know we're going to handle the load.
      event.preventDefault();
      // ... load the document then insert it into the DOM ...
      // at some point, either in this callback, or through
      // some other async means, call resolve, passing in
      // the following args, plus a jQuery collection object
      // containing the DOM element for the page.
      data.deferred.resolve( data.absUrl, data.options, page );
      });

      or rejected like this:

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      $( document ).on( "pagecontainerbeforeload", function( event, data ) {
      // Let the framework know we're going to handle the load.
      event.preventDefault();
      // ... load the document then insert it into the DOM ...
      // at some point, if the load fails, either in this
      // callback, or through some other async means, call
      // reject like this:
      data.deferred.reject( data.absUrl, data.options );
      });
    • options
      Type: Object
      This object contains the options that were passed into load().
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the beforeload callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
beforeload: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerbeforeload event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerbeforeload", function( event, ui ) {} );

beforeshow( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerbeforeshow

Triggered before the actual transition animation is kicked off.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the source page DOM element.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the beforeshow callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
beforeshow: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerbeforeshow event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerbeforeshow", function( event, ui ) {} );

beforetransition( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerbeforetransition

Triggered before the transition between two pages starts.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • absUrl
      Type: String
      The absolute version of the url. If url was relative, it is resolved against the url used to load the current active page.
    • options
      Type: Object
      The configuration options to be used for the current change() call.
    • originalHref
      Type: String
      The href from the link that started the page change process.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the beforetransition callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
beforetransition: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerbeforetransition event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerbeforetransition", function( event, ui ) {} );

change( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerchange

This event is triggered after the change request has finished loading the page into the DOM and all page transition animations have completed.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the source page DOM element.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the change callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
change: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerchange event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerchange", function( event, ui ) {} );

changefailed( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerchangefailed

Triggered when the change() request fails to load the page.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery or String
      This property represents the page the caller wishes to make active. It may be either a jQuery collection object containing the page DOM element, or an absolute/relative url to an internal or external page, in which case the value exactly matches the first argument to the change() call that triggered the event.
    • options
      Type: Object
      The configuration options to be used for the current change() call.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the changefailed callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
changefailed: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerchangefailed event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerchangefailed", function( event, ui ) {} );

create( event, ui )Type: pagecontainercreate

Triggered when the pagecontainer is created.

Note: The ui object is empty but included for consistency with other events.

Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the create callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
create: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainercreate event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainercreate", function( event, ui ) {} );

hide( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerhide

Triggered after the transition animation has completed. Note: Unlike the deprecated pagehide event, this event is not triggered on the "fromPage" but the pagecontainer widget's element.

Note that this event will not be dispatched during the transition of the first page at application startup since there is no previously active page.

You can access the nextPage properties via the second argument of a bound callback function. For example:

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$( ":mobile-pagecontainer" ).on( "pagecontainerhide", function( event, ui ) {
alert( "This page was just shown: " + ui.nextPage );
});

For these handlers to be invoked during the initial page load, you must bind them before jQuery Mobile executes. This can be done in the mobileinit handler, as described on the global config page.

  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • nextPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the page DOM element to which we just transitioned.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the hide callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
hide: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerhide event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerhide", function( event, ui ) {} );

load( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerload

Triggered after the page is successfully loaded and inserted into the DOM.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • url
      Type: String
      The absolute or relative URL that was passed into load() by the caller.
    • absUrl
      Type: String
      The absolute version of the url. If url was relative, it is resolved against the url used to load the current active page.
    • dataUrl
      Type: String
      The filtered version of absUrl to be used when identifying the page and updating the browser location when the page is made active.
    • options
      Type: Object
      This object contains the options that were passed into load().
    • xhr
      The jQuery XMLHttpRequest object used when attempting to load the page. This is what gets passed as the 3rd argument to the framework's $.ajax() success callback.
    • textStatus
      Type: String
      According to the jQuery Core documentation, this will be a string describing the status. This is what gets passed as the 2nd argument to the framework's $.ajax() error callback. It may also be null.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element in a detached state.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the load callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
load: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerload event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerload", function( event, ui ) {} );

loadfailed( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerloadfailed

Triggered if the page load request failed.

By default, after dispatching this event, the framework will display a page failed message and call reject() on the deferred object contained within the event's ui parameter. Callbacks can prevent this default behavior from executing by calling preventDefault() on the event.

  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • url
      Type: String
      The absolute or relative URL that was passed into load() by the caller.
    • absUrl
      Type: String
      The absolute version of the url. If url was relative, it is resolved against the url used to load the current active page.
    • dataUrl
      Type: String
      The filtered version of absUrl to be used when identifying the page and updating the browser location when the page is made active.
    • toPage
      Type: String
      A string containing the url the was attempted to be loaded.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
    • deferred
      Type: Deferred
      Callbacks that call preventDefault() on the event, MUST call resolve() or reject() on this object so that change() requests resume processing. Deferred object observers expect the deferred object to be resolved like this:
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      $( document ).on( "pageloadfailed", function( event, data ) {
      // Let the framework know we're going to handle things.
      event.preventDefault();
      // ... attempt to load some other page ...
      // at some point, either in this callback, or through
      // some other async means, call resolve, passing in
      // the following args, plus a jQuery collection object
      // containing the DOM element for the page.
      data.deferred.resolve( data.absUrl, data.options, page );
      });

      or rejected like this:

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      $( document ).on( "pageloadfailed", function( event, data ) {
      // Let the framework know we're going to handle things.
      event.preventDefault();
      // ... attempt to load some other page ...
      // at some point, if the load fails, either in this
      // callback, or through some other async means, call
      // reject like this:
      data.deferred.reject( data.absUrl, data.options );
      });
    • options
      Type: Object
      This object contains the options that were passed into load().
    • xhr
      The jQuery XMLHttpRequest object used when attempting to load the page. This is what gets passed as the first argument to the framework's $.ajax() error callback.
    • textStatus
      Type: String
      According to the jQuery Core documentation, possible values for this property, aside from null, are "timeout", "error", "abort", and "parsererror". This is what gets passed as the 2nd argument to the framework's $.ajax() error callback.
    • errorThrown
      Type: String or Object
      According to the jQuery Core documentation, this property may be an exception object if one occurred, or if an HTTP error occurred this will be set to the textual portion of the HTTP status. Otherwise it will be null. This is what gets passed as the 3rd argument to the framework's $.ajax() error callback.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the loadfailed callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
loadfailed: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerloadfailed event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerloadfailed", function( event, ui ) {} );

remove( event, ui )Type: pagecontainerremove

Triggered just before the framework attempts to remove an external page from the DOM.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      The page about to be removed
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the remove callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
remove: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainerremove event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainerremove", function( event, ui ) {} );

show( event, ui )Type: pagecontainershow

Triggered after the transition animation has completed. Note: Unlike the deprecated pageshow event, this event is not triggered on the "toPage" but the pagecontainer widget's element.

You can access the prevPage properties via the second argument of a bound callback function. For example:

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$( ":mobile-pagecontainer" ).on( "pagecontainershow", function( event, ui ) {
alert( "This page was just hidden: " + ui.prevPage );
});

For these handlers to be invoked during the initial page load, you must bind them before jQuery Mobile executes. This can be done in the mobileinit handler, as described on the global config page.

  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the destination page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the page DOM element that we just transitioned away from. Note that this collection is empty when the first page is transitioned in during application startup.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the show callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
show: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainershow event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainershow", function( event, ui ) {} );

transition( event, ui )Type: pagecontainertransition

Triggered after the page change transition completes.
  • event
    Type: Event
  • ui
    Type: Object
    • absUrl
      Type: String
      The absolute version of the url of the destination page. If url was relative, it is resolved against the url used to load the current active page.
    • options
      Type: Object
      This object contains the options that were passed into load().
    • originalHref
      Type: String
      The href from the link that started the page change process.
    • toPage
      Type: jQuery
      This property represents the page to which the caller has transitioned. It is a jQuery collection object containing the page DOM element.
    • prevPage
      Type: jQuery
      A jQuery collection object that contains the from page DOM element.
Code examples:

Initialize the pagecontainer with the transition callback specified:

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$( ".selector" ).pagecontainer({
transition: function( event, ui ) {}
});

Bind an event listener to the pagecontainertransition event:

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$( ".selector" ).on( "pagecontainertransition", function( event, ui ) {} );