I need a tutorial on how to run a piece of javascript after the AJAX form of a views exposed filter group submits.

The problem is with using the Dropkick javascript plugin to style some dropdowns. The Drupal Dropkick seems to do a half-decent job of implementing this on the initial form, but after AJAX submit the dropdowns lose their styling.

If it helps, here's a copy of the Drupal Dropkick module js:

(function($) {
  Drupal.behaviors.dropkick = {
    attach: function(context) {
      $(Drupal.settings.dropkick.selector, context)
        .not('#field-ui-field-overview-form select, #field-ui-display-overview-form select') //disable dropkick on field ui
        .each(function() {
            change: function(value, label){

      //add clearfix to parent .form-item to fix floats

Any thoughts?

2 Answers 2


You need to use ajaxcomplete function of jquery to perform any script after the ajax call. I have not worked on "Dropkick" module, but I have implemented "Selectbox" jquery plugin in my site to format the dropdown.

May be it will help you.

$(document).ajaxComplete(function(e, xhr, settings) {

  if (settings.url == Drupal.settings.basePath + "?q=views/ajax" || settings.url == Drupal.settings.basePath + "views/ajax" || settings.url == Drupal.settings.basePath + "?q=system/ajax" ||  settings.url == Drupal.settings.basePath + "system/ajax") {       
 // enable selectBox jQuery plugin for all <select> elements

  • Where do you add this code? I have created a JS file and added this in but if never runs. Even if all I do is have it log to the console as a test
    – nexus_6
    Apr 21, 2014 at 14:24
  • @user10051, I have added this code in js file. Apr 21, 2014 at 18:13

I run in the same issue and this solution works for me.

function($) {
  Drupal.behaviors.myBehavior = {
    attach: function (context, settings) {
        mobile: true,
        menuSpeed: 'fast'

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