Proper way to structure In-line Component JavaScript to access DOM elements

Hi Community,

Here is the skeleton of my JavaScript:

var element = arguments[0],    
          $ = skuid.$; 
element.append('<canvas id="myCanvas" width="800" height="50"></canvas>'); 
    var canvas = document.getElementById('myCanvas');
    var context = canvas.getContext('2d');     
    function ReachForTheStarsYaLongEaredGaloot(bunny) {
}, 250); 

Notice that I am using setIntervalI() to ensure that the DOM is loaded and I have access to the canvas element.

This works but I am wondering what is the proper pattern?

I suppose I could use this as an alternative:

$(document.body).one('pageload',function(){ ... });

Any guidance is appreciated.



You shouldn’t need to wait at all to access the DOM element — to access a DOM element that you created with jQuery, just use element[0] or element.get(0) to get the raw, native DOM element:

var element = arguments[0],
$ = skuid.$,
canvas = $(‘’).appendTo(element),
context = canvas[0].getContext(‘2d’);

function ReachForTheStarsYaLongEaredGaloot(bunny) {

Awesome.  Thanks Zach.