I spent the whole day trying to figure out why this event is not getting fired, i tried both component and application events but noting worked although the code is pretty simple.

here is my code :

Event: EVT01_deleteItems

    <aura:event type="COMPONENT" >
    <aura:attribute name="item" type="To_do_Items__c"/>

Child component: CMP03_Item

<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes" access="global" controller="TestContactLevels">

<aura:attribute name="Item" type="To_do_Items__c" />
<aura:registerEvent name="deleteItem" type="c:EVT01_deleteItems" />

<article class="slds-card">
   <lightning:icon title="Supprimer la tache" iconName="utility:delete" size="xx-small" class="icon"
                        onclick="{!c.deleteItem}" />

Child component controller :

deleteItem : function(cmp, event, helper) {
    var itemToBeDeleted = cmp.get("v.Item");
    var deleteEvent = cmp.getEvent("deleteItem");
    deleteEvent.setParams({"item": itemToBeDeleted });


Parent component: CMP02_toDoListItems

<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes" access="global">
<aura:attribute name="itemsToDisplay" type="To_do_Items__c[]" />
<aura:handler name="deleteItem" type="c:EVT01_deleteItems" action="{!c.mDeleteItem}"  /> 
<aura:iteration items="{!v.itemsToDisplay}" var="item">
   <c:CMP03_Item Item="{!item}"/>

Parent component controller:

    mDeleteItem: function(cmp,event,helper){
   // nothing here, just a console log 
    console.log("does it work ? ");

am i missing something here ?

1 Answer 1


In handler you have

<aura:handler name="deleteItem" type="c:EVT01_deleteItems" action="{!c.mDeleteItem}"  /> 

But type is incorrect, you must use: event

<aura:handler name="deleteItem" event="c:EVT01_deleteItems" action="{!c.mDeleteItem}"  /> 

Here you can see this in the official doc.

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