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show/hide divs in CMS based on dropdown doesn't work

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Community Member, 131 Posts

13 July 2009 at 10:56am


I hope someone can help me out, maybe I'm overlooking something.
In the CMS I would like to use a dropdown to determine what divs are displayed (in the CMS).

So at first I created mysite/code/TestPage.php

class TestPage extends Page {
	static $db = array (
		"choice" => "Int",
		"field" => "Varchar"
	public function getCMSFields() {
		$fields = parent::getCMSFields();
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new DropdownField('choice','choicefield', 
			array ('choice1' => 'option 1', 'choice2' => 'option 2', 'choice3' => 'option 3' )));

		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new LiteralField('field0a','<div id="choices">'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new LiteralField('field1','<div id="choice1">tekst1</div>'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new LiteralField('field2','<div id="choice2">tekst2</div>'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new LiteralField('field3','<div id="choice3">tekst3</div>'));
		$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new LiteralField('field0b','</div>'));	
		return $fields; }}

class TestPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {}

In the HTML the dropdownfield is rendered with the following HTML: <select id="Form_EditForm_choice" name="choice"><option value="choice1">option 1</option> etc.

Next I created mysite/javascript/TestPage.js

$("#" + this.value).show().siblings().hide();


In order to activate this .js-file in the CMS I created mysite/code/TestPageScriptInit.php (as I saw UncleCheese doing in his modules):

class TestPageScriptInit extends Extension {
	public function augmentInit(){
		Requirements::javascript(THIRDPARTY_DIR . '/jquery/jquery.js'); // tried it with and without this line

And in order to get this file recognized by SS/Sapphire, I added to mysite/_config.php (again as I saw UncleCheese doing):

// TestPage

However... all three divs are shown, while (off course) just 1 option was selected.
So I tested the code in a plain HTML/js combination and everything just works fine.
So after spending hours on this: does anyone know what mistake I'm making?
Thanks alot!