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Infinite scrolling inside a div with CoffeeScript & Kaminari

November 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I created a form with a hidden field called ‘page’ in my div where I want infinite scrolling to happen. Then I set up my controller action for the action in the normal way with pagination by kaminari:

def campaign
  @testimonials =[:page])

  respond_to do |format|

In campaign.js.erb I simply append the new results to the bottom of the div.

The last bit is to write some coffeescript that increments the page field and submits the form when you scroll to the bottom of the div:

loading = false

$('.testimonials').scroll -> 
  if $(@).scrollTop() + $(@).innerHeight() >= $(@)[0].scrollHeight
    unless loading == true
      loading = true
      page = parseInt($(@).find('#page').val())
      loading = false

Oh, yeah, the page field needs to start out with a value of 1.

Bam. Easy infinite scrolling in a div.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mileszs // Nov 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm


    Also, what’s with the code-formatting? It is not formatted at all, for me. Decipherable, but frustrating.

  • 2 David Christiansen // Nov 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I know. I should fix that.

  • 3 David Christiansen // Nov 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Code formatting fixed.

  • 4 Paul Pettengill // May 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Can you show the view as well? I’m trying to mimic your approach, but I’m not sure I have it down completely.

  • 5 David Christiansen // May 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Oh man. I wish. I can’t even remember where I did that now… Sorry!

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