Using {golem} js functions

golem comes with a series of JavaScript functions that you can call from the server. These functions are added by default with bundle_resources() .

Then they are called with golem::invoke_js("fonction", "ui_element").

This ui_element define the UI element to interact with. It can be a full jQuery selector, an id or a class. Note that you can add several elements and iterate other them.

invoke_js can be used with any function defined in a JavaScript Custom Handler, that you can build with golem::add_js_handler().


  • showid & hideid, showclass & hideclass show and hide elements through their id or class.
golem::invoke_js("showid", ns("plot"))
  • showhref & hidehref hide and show a link by trying to match the href content.
golem::invoke_js("showhref", "panel2")
  • clickon click on the element. You have to use the full jQuery selector.

  • show & hide show and hide elements, using the full jQuery selector.

  • disable & reable able and disable specific element, using the full jQuery selector.

See ?golem::activate_js() for the full list.

A quick intro to jQuery selectors

  • #plop: the element with the id plop

  • .pouet: elements of class pouet

  • "button:contains('this')": buttons with a text containing 'this'

Note that in html, tags contains attributes. For example:

<a href = "" data-value = "panel2">ThinkR</a>

contains href & data-value. You can refer to these attributes with [] after the tag name.

  • a[href = ""]: link with href being

  • a[data-value="panel2"]: link with data-value being "panel2"