DOM Events


Create a custom DOM event in the browser for the purpose of implementing custom functionality.

dispatch_event immediately dispatches a DOM CustomEvent in the browser. These events bubble up through the DOM and are cancelable.

If jQuery is in use (and available in the global window scope) dispatch_event will also trigger a jQuery event with the same name.

name: "string", # required - the name of the DOM event to dispatch (can be custom)
detail: {}, # [null] - assigned to event.detail
select_all: true|false, # [false] - operate on list of elements returned from selector
selector: "string", # [document] - string containing a CSS selector or XPath expression
xpath: true|false # [false] - process the selector as an XPath expression

While the event itself is frequently the payload, you can build very powerful functionality by passing a Hash of metadata to the detail parameter.

The detail parameter will convert user_id to userId - snake_case to camelCase - for JS consumption on the client.

Developers frequently use dispatch_event to notify the client when long-running server processes are completed. You can see an example in Leveraging Stimulus.

There are no life-cycle events emitted for dispatch_event.


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