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  • sonet
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    How to access DataObjects from jQuery? Link to this post

    Hi, I'm trying to preload and animate images after a click on a button via AJAX w/ jQuery. The images are data objects associated with my page.

    My Controller:

       function getImages () {
          if($this->isAjax) {
             return $this->renderWith("AjaxImages");
          else {
             return Array();

    My AjaxImages.ss view requests images via a regular <% control AjaxImages %> structure (which calls a controller method that is querying the image data from the DB).

    The AJAX works fine… but I would like to preloaded the images first before showing them to the user. This is my code that handles the AJAX request:

          $("#ajaxImages").click(function(e) {
             $("#ajaxContent").fadeOut(1500, function() {
                $('#ajaxContent').load('/team/getImages', function() {

                   // how to get new dataobject values (image file names) in here??

             return false;

    How can I access the dataobjects (requested from the view, retrieved by the controller) in the JS above?

    Any help greatly appreciated...

  • Sticks
    Community Member
    29 Posts

    Re: How to access DataObjects from jQuery? Link to this post

    A javascript template requirement in your page controller might work. The code below is from the docs http://doc.silverstripe.org/sapphire/en/reference/requirements

    $vars = array(
    "EditorCSS" => "mot/css/editor.css",
    Requirements::javascriptTemplate("cms/javascript/editor.template.js", $vars);

    Passing your image name or whichever you like via the array should make it usable in the js.

  • nzblue_fish
    Community Member
    13 Posts

    Re: How to access DataObjects from jQuery? Link to this post


    instead of doing an AJAX call via the jQuery $(selector).load() method could you use a $.get() call instead. That will give you access to the returned data directly so you can manipulate it before you rendered anything in the DOM.

    Just a thought ...

    Cheers, Innes (NZ)

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