View Full Version : Accordion Content script - lock groups?

07-02-2008, 03:14 PM
FF1+ IE6+ Opera 9+ Accordion Content script (v1.5.1)


Anybody know a way to lock a header from expanding until the user completes an action in a previous group. The sequence would be something like:

Header A open, Header B locked
User clicks something in Header A, now B is unlocked to expand/contract

Thank you

07-02-2008, 07:06 PM
Sure, one way to do this is to first use the oninit() event handler to explicitly collapse the 3rd header and remove the expand/contract functionality from it when the page loads:

<script type="text/javascript">

//Initialize first demo:
headerclass: "mypets", //Shared CSS class name of headers group
contentclass: "thepet", //Shared CSS class name of contents group
revealtype: "click", //Reveal content when user clicks or onmouseover the header? Valid value: "click" or "mouseover"
collapseprev: true, //Collapse previous content (so only one open at any time)? true/false
defaultexpanded: [0], //index of content(s) open by default [index1, index2, etc]. [] denotes no content.
onemustopen: false, //Specify whether at least one header should be open always (so never all headers closed)
animatedefault: false, //Should contents open by default be animated into view?
persiststate: true, //persist state of opened contents within browser session?
toggleclass: ["", "openpet"], //Two CSS classes to be applied to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["class1", "class2"]
togglehtml: ["none", "", ""], //Additional HTML added to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["position", "html1", "html2"] (see docs)
animatespeed: "fast", //speed of animation: "fast", "normal", or "slow"
oninit:function(expandedindices){ //custom code to run when headers have initalized
ddaccordion.collapseone('mypets', 2) //explicitly collapse 3rd header to start
jQuery('.mypets').eq(2).unbind('evt_accordion') //lock up 3rd header from expanding/contracting until some action


At this point, you'll need to make a small addition to the .js file (in red):

$('.'+config["headerclass"]).bind("evt_accordion", evt_accordion_action=function(){ //assign custom event handler that expands/ contacts a header

Then, to unlock header 3, you can do so with a function such as:

<script type="text/javascript">

function unlockheader(headerclass, index){
var $header=jQuery('.'+headerclass).eq(index)
$header.bind('evt_accordion', evt_accordion_action)


For example:

<a href="javascript:unlockheader('mypets', 2)">Click to unlock header 3</a>