jQuery selects combination and submit

I had to help a friend solving a very common problem for, for example, booking websites.
The example is basically the selection of options based on two

<select>s

elements: number of adults and number of children for a possible booking.

So, what we are going to do is to create a very simple HTML with two selects and one button, with the chance to remove an already selected combination before submitting it.

The HTML:

<select id="adults">
  <option value="1">1</option>
  <option value="2">2</option>
  <option value="3">3</option>
</select>

<select id="children">
  <option value="1">1</option>
  <option value="2">2</option>
  <option value="3">3</option>
</select>

<button id="add">Add</button>

<div id="output">Here the combination of selected values</div>

<br/>

<button id="submit">Send via AJAX</button>

Now, we are going to create a Javascript to handle this:

function Selection() {
  this.SELECTOR_ADULTS = '#adults';
  this.SELECTOR_CHILDREN = '#children';
  
  this.OUTPUT_SELECTOR = '#output';
  
  this.SUBMIT_SELECTOR = '#submit';
  
  this.selected = {};
}

/** Create a label for the given item **/
Selection.prototype.labelForSelected = function(item) {
  let out = item.adults + " Adults ";
  const childrenNumber = parseInt(item.children);
  if (childrenNumber > 0) {
    out += item.children + ((childrenNumber === 1) ? " Child" : " Children"); 
  }
  return out;
}

/** Add the selected item to output **/
Selection.prototype.selectedToOutput = function() {
  const keys = Object.keys(this.selected);
  jQuery(this.OUTPUT_SELECTOR).html('');
  for (let i = 0; i < keys.length; i++) {
    let key = keys[i];
    const outerDiv = jQuery("<div>");
    const span = jQuery("<span>", {
      text: this.labelForSelected(this.selected[key])
    });
    const button = jQuery("<button>", { 
      'class': 'remove', 
      id: key,
      text: 'X'
    });
    jQuery(outerDiv).append(span);
    jQuery(outerDiv).append(button);
    jQuery(this.OUTPUT_SELECTOR).append(outerDiv);
  }
}

/** Remove an item from the selected options */
Selection.prototype.removeFromSelected = function(item) {
  let aux = {};
  const keys = Object.keys(this.selected);
  for (let i = 0; i < keys.length; i++) {
    if (keys[i] === item) {
      continue;
    }
    aux[keys[i]] = this.selected[keys[i]];
  }
  this.selected = aux;
  this.selectedToOutput(); 
}

/** Init events **/
Selection.prototype.initEvents = function() {
  const _this = this;
  jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    jQuery("#add").click(function() {
      const selOne = jQuery(_this.SELECTOR_ADULTS).val();
      const selTwo = jQuery(_this.SELECTOR_CHILDREN).val();
  
      const key = selOne + selTwo;
      const newItem = {
        adults: selOne,
        children: selTwo
      };
      _this.selected[key] = newItem;
      _this.selectedToOutput();
    });
    
    jQuery(_this.OUTPUT_SELECTOR).on( "click", ".remove", function(e) {
      const id = $(this).attr('id');
      _this.removeFromSelected(id);
    });
    
    jQuery(_this.SUBMIT_SELECTOR).click(function() {
      _this.submitByAJAX();
    });
  });
}

Selection.prototype.submitByAJAX = function() {
  const keys = Object.keys(this.selected);
  console.log("Submitting", keys);
}

var mySelection = new Selection();
mySelection.initEvents();

The initEvents function binds the function for the HTML elements to the respective methods.

Note that for the .remove class we cannot use a simple click() because the elements are added dynamically.

The selectedToOutput method creates with jQuery the simple HTML elements to be added to the output.

 

A working demo is present on my Codepen.

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