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jQuery submit() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


Display an alert when a form is submitted:

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Definition and Usage

The submit event occurs when a form is submitted.

This event can only be used on <form> elements.

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


Trigger the submit event for the selected elements:

$(selector).submit() Try it

Attach a function to the submit event:

$(selector).submit(function) Try it

Parameter Description
function Optional. Specifies the function to run when the submit event is triggered

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Prevent the default action of a submit button
How to prevent the form being submitted using the event.preventDefault() method.

❮ jQuery Event Methods