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I want to run some javascript (not jQuery) after the page loads in SharePoint. What method should I include my script in?

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Many things happen on page after $(document).ready(). 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, then run):

function stuffToRunAfterSP_JS(){
    //your code
}
ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(stuffToRunAfterSP_JS, 
"sp.js");

3) load after other stuff finishes:

function runAfterEverythingElse(){
    // your code
}
 _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.
push("runAfterEverythingElse");

Sources:

  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? – Martin Muldoon Oct 31 '18 at 13:05
  • Yes, the other 3 options given in answer are using javascrip and not jquery. – Ganesh Sanap Oct 31 '18 at 13:07
  • Yes.. just waiting 3 minutes so they will let me :-) – Martin Muldoon Oct 31 '18 at 13:12
  • One last question Ganesh... What is the javascript equivalent of this jQuery function? var refiner = $getClientControl(document.getElementById("MSOZoneCell_WebPartWPQ4")); – Martin Muldoon Oct 31 '18 at 13:57
  • Where are you using this $getClientControl function? And for what? – Ganesh Sanap Oct 31 '18 at 14:04

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