Jquery button click() function is not working


I am trying to create dynamic form where user can add dynamic text-fields based on their requirement. Here is my jquery code ..

$(document).ready(function() {
    $("#add").click(function() {
        var intId = $("#buildyourform div").length +1;
        var fieldWrapper = $("<div class=\"fieldwrapper\" name=\"field" + intId + "\" id=\"field" + intId + "\"/>");
        var fName = $("<input type=\"text\" name=\"name\" class=\"fieldname\" id=\"tb"+ intId +"_1\"/>");
        var lname = $("<input type=\"text\" name=\"email\" class=\"lastname\" id=\"tb"+ intId +"_2\"/>");
        var removeButton = $("<input type=\"button\" class=\"remove\" value=\"-\" />");

        var addButton = $("<input type=\"button\" class=\"add\" id=\"add\" value=\"+\" />")
        removeButton.click(function() {



and Html code is ...

<fieldset id="buildyourform">
    <legend>Build your own form!</legend>
    <div class="fieldwrapper" name="field1" id="field1" />
       <input type="text" name="name" class="fieldname" id="tb1_1" />
       <input type="text" name="email" class="lastname" id="tb1_2" />
       <input type="button" value="+" class="add" id="add" />
<input type="submit" value="send" id="asdasd" name="submit" />

Check my JSFiddle also.

Whats wrong with me is when user click on "+" button first time then click function working and it adds two text-fields into my fieldset. But after that when i click on "+" button, its not triggering click function. May be id conflict. Please help.

This question is tagged with javascript jquery html

~ Asked on 2013-08-12 14:42:06

The Best Answer is


You need to use the event delegation syntax of .on() here. Change:

$("#add").click(function() {


$("#buildyourform").on('click', '#add', function () {

jsFiddle example

~ Answered on 2013-08-12 14:43:48


You need to use a delegated event handler, as the #add elements dynamically appended won't have the click event bound to them. Try this:

$("#buildyourform").on('click', "#add", function() {
    // your code...

Also, you can make your HTML strings easier to read by mixing line quotes:

var fieldWrapper = $('<div class="fieldwrapper" name="field' + intId + '" id="field' + intId + '"/>');

Or even supplying the attributes as an object:

var fieldWrapper = $('<div></div>', { 
    'class': 'fieldwrapper',
    'name': 'field' + intId,
    'id': 'field' + intId

~ Answered on 2013-08-12 14:45:04

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