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jQuery Selectors


jQuery Selectors

Use our jQuery Selector Tester to demonstrate the different selectors.

Selector Example Selects
* $("*") All elements
#id $("#lastname") The element with id="lastname"
.class $(".intro") All elements with class="intro"
.class,.class $(".intro,.demo") All elements with the class "intro" or "demo"
element $("p") All <p> elements
el1,el2,el3 $("h1,div,p") All <h1>, <div> and <p> elements
     
:first $("p:first") The first <p> element
:last $("p:last") The last <p> element
:even $("tr:even") All even <tr> elements
:odd $("tr:odd") All odd <tr> elements
     
:first-child $("p:first-child") All <p> elements that are the first child of their parent
:first-of-type $("p:first-of-type") All <p> elements that are the first <p> element of their parent
:last-child $("p:last-child") All <p> elements that are the last child of their parent
:last-of-type $("p:last-of-type") All <p> elements that are the last <p> element of their parent
:nth-child(n) $("p:nth-child(2)") All <p> elements that are the 2nd child of their parent
:nth-last-child(n) $("p:nth-last-child(2)") All <p> elements that are the 2nd child of their parent, counting from the last child
:nth-of-type(n) $("p:nth-of-type(2)") All <p> elements that are the 2nd <p> element of their parent
:nth-last-of-type(n) $("p:nth-last-of-type(2)") All <p> elements that are the 2nd <p> element of their parent, counting from the last child
:only-child $("p:only-child") All <p> elements that are the only child of their parent
:only-of-type $("p:only-of-type") All <p> elements that are the only child, of its type, of their parent
     
parent > child $("div > p") All <p> elements that are a direct child of a <div> element
parent descendant $("div p") All <p> elements that are descendants of a <div> element
element + next $("div + p") The <p> element that are next to each <div> elements
element ~ siblings $("div ~ p") All <p> elements that are siblings of a <div> element
     
:eq(index) $("ul li:eq(3)") The fourth element in a list (index starts at 0)
:gt(no) $("ul li:gt(3)") List elements with an index greater than 3
:lt(no) $("ul li:lt(3)") List elements with an index less than 3
:not(selector) $("input:not(:empty)") All input elements that are not empty
     
:header $(":header") All header elements <h1>, <h2> ...
:animated $(":animated") All animated elements
:focus $(":focus") The element that currently has focus
:contains(text) $(":contains('Hello')") All elements which contains the text "Hello"
:has(selector) $("div:has(p)") All <div> elements that have a <p> element
:empty $(":empty") All elements that are empty
:parent $(":parent") All elements that are a parent of another element
:hidden $("p:hidden") All hidden <p> elements
:visible $("table:visible") All visible tables
:root $(":root") The document's root element
:lang(language) $("p:lang(de)") All <p> elements with a lang attribute value starting with "de"
     
[attribute] $("[href]") All elements with a href attribute
[attribute=value] $("[href='default.htm']") All elements with a href attribute value equal to "default.htm"
[attribute!=value] $("[href!='default.htm']") All elements with a href attribute value not equal to "default.htm"
[attribute$=value] $("[href$='.jpg']") All elements with a href attribute value ending with ".jpg"
[attribute|=value] $("[title|='Tomorrow']") All elements with a title attribute value equal to 'Tomorrow', or starting with 'Tomorrow' followed by a hyphen
[attribute^=value] $("[title^='Tom']") All elements with a title attribute value starting with "Tom"
[attribute~=value] $("[title~='hello']") All elements with a title attribute value containing the specific word "hello"
[attribute*=value] $("[title*='hello']") All elements with a title attribute value containing the word "hello"
     
:input $(":input") All input elements
:text $(":text") All input elements with type="text"
:password $(":password") All input elements with type="password"
:radio $(":radio") All input elements with type="radio"
:checkbox $(":checkbox") All input elements with type="checkbox"
:submit $(":submit") All input elements with type="submit"
:reset $(":reset") All input elements with type="reset"
:button $(":button") All input elements with type="button"
:image $(":image") All input elements with type="image"
:file $(":file") All input elements with type="file"
:enabled $(":enabled") All enabled input elements
:disabled $(":disabled") All disabled input elements
:selected $(":selected") All selected input elements
:checked $(":checked") All checked input elements


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