tipTip and jQuery .live()

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06 Jul, 2011 11:50 AM

I need tipTip pop-ups on items that are created dynamically. I know that the .live() method should help with this but I cant figure how to use it with tipTip

  1. 1 Posted by Saurabh on 28 Jul, 2011 11:56 AM

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    There is a trick to work around to make it work for such dynamic elements. You can do something like this...

    $("#element").live("hover", function() { $("element").tipTip() });

    On first hover it won't show the tooltip, but will work as expected for next hover. If you are okay with that you can opt this way.

    But the script need to be updated so that tipTip will work for dynamic contents.

  2. 2 Posted by Andrew Hao on 04 Oct, 2011 05:00 PM

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    To expand on that, you can get it to hover on first by triggering a synthetic event.

    $("#element").live("mouseover", function() { $("#element").tipTip() $("#element").trigger('mouseenter'); });

    Note how this only doesn't infinite loop because mouseover and mouseenter are different events.

  3. 3 Posted by Adam on 21 Oct, 2011 08:47 PM

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    Andrew's solution works well except in Internet Explorer 8 (I didn't test 6 or 7) the default tooltip appears the first time. I came up with a workaround that uses the "Live Query" jQuery plugin:

    $('a[title]').livequery(function() { $(this).attr('title', function(i, title) {

    $(this).data('title', title).removeAttr('title');

    }); });

    $('a:data(title)').live('mouseover', function() { $(this).attr('title', $(this).data('title'));


    delay: 200,
    maxWidth: '400px'


    $(this).trigger('mouseenter'); });

  4. 4 Posted by Hari on 11 Sep, 2012 09:48 AM

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    Hi Andrew Hao,

    Your solution works for me in IE8 and firefox, but in IE7, mouseover and mouseenter , it is getting in infinite loop. How to fix this.

    thanks in advance


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