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jQuery click() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


Click on a <p> element to alert a text:

  alert("The paragraph was clicked.");
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Definition and Usage

The click event occurs when an element is clicked.

The click() method triggers the click event, or attaches a function to run when a click event occurs.


Trigger the click event for the selected elements:

$(selector).click() Try it

Attach a function to the click event:

$(selector).click(function) Try it

Parameter Description
function Optional. Specifies the function to run when the click event occurs

❮ jQuery Event Methods