I want to run some JavaScript (not jQuery) after the page loads in SharePoint.

What method should I include in my script?

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Many things happen on page after $(document).ready(). SharePoint 2013 does provide a few options to execute JavaScript function after page loads.

  1. Script on Demand (load a .js file then execute you code):

    function stuffThatRequiresSP_JS(){
        //your code
    SP.SOD.executeFunc("sp.js", stuffThatRequiresSP_JS) ;
  2. Delay until loaded (wait for a .js file to load, then run):

    function stuffToRunAfterSP_JS(){
        //your code
    ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(stuffToRunAfterSP_JS, "sp.js");
  3. Run function after other stuff finishes loading:

    function runAfterEverythingElse(){
        // your code


  1. executeFunc: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff409592(v=office.14).aspx

  2. ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff411788(v=office.14).aspx

  3. For _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames: source

  • The function $(document).ready(). is jQuery.. isn't it? What is the javascript equivalent? Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 13:05
  • Yes, the other 3 options given in answer are using javascrip and not jquery. Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 13:07
  • Yes.. just waiting 3 minutes so they will let me :-) Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 13:12
  • One last question Ganesh... What is the javascript equivalent of this jQuery function? var refiner = $getClientControl(document.getElementById("MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ4")); Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 13:57
  • Where are you using this $getClientControl function? And for what? Commented Oct 31, 2018 at 14:04

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