Javascript – How to get jQuery to perform a synchronous, rather than asynchronous, Ajax request


I have a JavaScript widget which provides standard extension points. One of them is the beforecreate function. It should return false to prevent an item from being created.

I've added an Ajax call into this function using jQuery:

beforecreate: function (node, targetNode, type, to) {
  jQuery.get('' + + '?name=' + encode(to.inp[0].value),

  function (result) {
    if (result.isOk == false) 

But I want to prevent my widget from creating the item, so I should return false in the mother-function, not in the callback. Is there a way to perform a synchronous AJAX request using jQuery or any other in-browser API?

Best Solution

From the jQuery documentation: you specify the asynchronous option to be false to get a synchronous Ajax request. Then your callback can set some data before your mother function proceeds.

Here's what your code would look like if changed as suggested:

beforecreate: function (node, targetNode, type, to) {
        url: '' + + '?name=' + encode(to.inp[0].value),
        success: function (result) {
            if (result.isOk == false) alert(result.message);
        async: false