Code Snippet to Hide a DIV When User Clicks Outside of it using jQuery

You might have recently experienced that you have to handle clicks in jQuery that occur within a particular webpage but outside a specified region. If yes then read on this post on how to deal with it. In this post on WDJ we present you the jQuery Code to hide a DIV when the user clicks outside of it.

In the below code what you need to understand the most is how event propagation takes place and how it works through the Document Object Model with jQuery to make it simple for your better understanding.

You merely need to add a listener to the html or body element so that if there is any click it will be detected and as soon as it receives the event you hide the box.

So whenever next time the user clicks outside jQuery use the below jQuery Code to Hide DIV:

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<html lang="en">
	<head>
	    <title>Welcome to Nick India</title>
	    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>
	    <script type="text/javascript">
		$(document).mouseup(function (e)
{
    var container = $("YOUR CONTAINER SELECTOR");
 
    if (!container.is(e.target) // if the target of the click isn't the container...
        && container.has(e.target).length === 0) // ... nor a descendant of the container
    {
        container.hide();
    }
});</script>
	</head>
	<body>
		<div class="container">
			<div class="header">
				<span class="image" id="YOUR CONTAINER SELECTOR">
					<img src="image.jpg"></img>
				</span>
			</div>
			<div>Image will gone and this text lefts after click</div>
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

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