jQuery and Telerik RadControls

We ran into quite an odd issue today at work.  We’ve built this webpage that is all AJAX-iffied and such, and found out that any time we would select a drop down list, our help link buttons stopped working.

All the help link buttons are little jQuery elements that are extremely simple:

$('.showHelp').click(function (e) {

We determined that every time we would cause a postback (albeit a partial one), we would lose the onClick event of the .showHelp classes … found out that neither the UpdatePanel nor Telerik’s RadPanels do this automatically.  I figured that something wasn’t initializing on the postback, so after searching for some time I came across the following:


We ended up with the following:

// Loads on Window Load
$(window).load(function () {

// Loads on Postback
function pageLoad()
	$('.showHelp').click(function (e) 

Works perfectly now.

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