Javascript

CSS transition callback functions to run javascript using jQuery

December 23, 2014

coding and coffee

Sometimes you want to allow a css transition┬áto finish running before executing a block of javascript. This can be easily acheived using the “transitionend” and “webkitTransitionEnd” functions. I’m going to demonstrate using jQuery, but you can use the same approach without jQuery.

CSS:

.example-17 { 
        position: relative; 
        display: block; 
        width: 100%; 
        height: 100px; 
        background-color: grey; 
        margin: 20px 0; 
}
.example-17 .box { 
        position: absolute; 
        top: 0; 
        left: 0; 
        width: 25%; 
        height: 100%; 
        color: #fff; 
        background-color: blue; 
        -webkit-transition: left 2s;
        transition: left 2s;
}
.example-17 .start { 
        left: 75%; 
}
.example-17 .finished { 
        background-color: red; 
}

Javascript:

jQuery(".example-17 .box").on("click", {}, function(evt) {
        jQuery(this).addClass("start");
}).on("transitionend webkitTransitionEnd", {}, function(evt) {
        jQuery(this).addClass("finished");
        jQuery(this).text("finished");
});

Brian Ritter

Published on: December 23, 2014

Last modified on: July 22, 2020