Call function in custom function

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Hi Everyone!

I'm trying to figure out how this custom jQuery functions work by experimenting a bit. I can't however get it to work properly. I'm trying to call the prepareSlide 

function in my setInterval but it says prepareSlide is not defined

        start: 1,
        carousel: true
$.fn.itemSlider = function (details) {
    var currentSlideNumber = (details && details.start > 0) ? details.start : 1;
    this.prepareSlide = function(slideNumber) {
    //Set an interval
    var itemToSlide = currentSlideNumber + 1;
    slideTimer = setInterval("prepareSlide(" + itemToSlide + ")", 5000);

Please help me!
Thanks in advance!

  1. Re: Call function in custom function

    Hi Samuel!

    Also, to provide the context properly to the function invocation, a quick method is to preserve this by having another variable reference it, which in this case, we call self

    var self = this;

    slideTimer = setInterval(function(){
    }, 5000);