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Does not work with Knockout.js #604

inadarei opened this issue May 2, 2012 · 3 comments


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@inadarei inadarei commented May 2, 2012

Knockout.js is an amazingly great MVVM framework

Alas, Chosen does not work with it at all. I can see in DOM that Knockout is properly updating the select element, but Chosen is showing its corresponding "dropdown" as disabled and empty :(

Tried to force Chosen to update with $("#genre").trigger("liszt:updated"); but did not help. Even put .trigger() in a 5sec timeout, to make sure Knockout async binding is not racing with the trigger, but still no dice.

Really out of options here. Would very much appreciate any help/insight.



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@inadarei inadarei commented May 2, 2012

Found an extremely elegant solution, courtesy of John Earles (

Works like a charm!

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@pfiller pfiller commented May 2, 2012

Thanks for sharing @inadarei -- this might be useful to others and it'll be good to have an answer here.


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@marlonbernardes marlonbernardes commented Jul 23, 2013

I just had this issue (knockout bindings were not working for chosen 1 out of 5 times the page was loaded) and the cause was that chosen was being loaded after knockout. Since I was using requirejs for module loading, all I had to do was set up "chosen" as a dependency for knockout. Something like this:
shim : {
'knockout' : [ 'jquery.chosen' ],

I did not really dig into this issue, but it's not happening anymore after this fix. I know this is a specific setup (knockoutjs + chosen + requirejs), but I hope that helps somebody.

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