jQuery: limiting events on the same element

Suppose that you have an element and you want a user click on it only three times. In jQuery, there's no native method to accomplish this task, so you have to develop a little workaround to fulfill this task. For example:

var counter = 0;

$('#test').bind('click', function(event) {

  if(counter == 3) {


When your counter variable reaches 3, you remove the event handler by using unbind() and passing to it a reference to the current Event object. This workaround can be applied to all event types.

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