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JavaScript -> change multiple DIV ID styles

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Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 209
Location: Puyallup, WA USA

PostPosted: Tue 29 Sep '09 23:02    Post subject: JavaScript -> change multiple DIV ID styles Reply with quote

I am not much of a JavaScript Coder so I could use some help.

On a web page there is a list of links. When the user clicks a link it expands that DIV ID, that is easy. but I want it to automatically collapse the other expanded DIV's.

I use CSS and create a DIV ID such as:
#sampleDiv1 { display:none; width:100px; height:100px; padding:8px; border:1px dotted #366;}

There is an example of the CSS.

I wrote this JavaScript routine that is based loosely on another routine that was written by a different author and served a different purpose:
function collapseLayers( exceptLayer ) {
   var layersArray;
   layersArray = [ 'trainingCourse1', 'trainingCourse2', 'trainingCourse3', 'trainingCourse4', 'trainingCourse5', 'trainingCourse6', 'trainingCourseOn1', 'trainingCourseOn2', 'trainingCourseOn3', 'trainingCourseOn4', 'trainingCourseOn5', 'trainingCourseOn6' ];
   for (var i=0; i<layersArray.length; i++) {
      var whichLayer = layersArray[i];
      if (exceptLayer != whichLayer) {
         if( document.getElementById )
            elem = document.getElementById( whichLayer );
         else if( document.all )
            elem = document.all[whichLayer];
         else if( document.layers )
            elem = document.layers[whichLayer];
         vis = elem.style;
         vis.display = 'none';

As you can see I created an array in my JS that contains all of the potential DIV ID's.

For some reason if the loop in this array hits a DIV ID that does not exist, the element ID does not exist, then this JS function stops functioning.

How can I re-write this to look at all the potential ID's that simple start with trainingCourse and have it change the style of that ID as in ...

trainingCourse1.style > display=none
trainingCourse2.style > display=none
trainingCourse3.style > display=none
trainingCourseOn4.style > display=none
trainingCourseOn5.style > display=none
trainingCourseOn6.style > display=none

In some cases there may not be an element with one or more of these ID's, that is to say the page may have:

trainingCourse1, 2, 3, 4, 6 but not 6 instead it has trainingCourseOn6

I hope this makes sense...
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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6452
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Wed 30 Sep '09 9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those things I use query. You don't have to mess around with a lot of code.


<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>


<a href="javascript:void();" id="mycloser">Link to close all</a>
<script type="text/javascript">
   $("#mycloser").click(function () {

I guess this example is easy enough so you can modify it for your needs.
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