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jQuery slideDown() Method

❮ jQuery Effect Methods


Slide-down (show) all hidden <p> elements:

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Definition and Usage

The slideDown() method slides-down (shows) the selected elements.

Note: slideDown() works on elements hidden with jQuery methods and display:none in CSS (but not visibility:hidden).

Tip: To slide-up (hide) elements, look at the slideUp() method.



Parameter Description
speed Optional. Specifies the speed of the slide effect. Default value is 400 milliseconds

Possible values:

  • milliseconds
  • "slow"
  • "fast"
easing Optional. Specifies the speed of the element in different points of the animation. Default value is "swing"

Possible values:

  • "swing" - moves slower at the beginning/end, but faster in the middle
  • "linear" - moves in a constant speed
Tip: More easing functions are available in external plugins.
callback Optional. A function to be executed after the slideDown() method is completed

To learn more about callback, visit our jQuery Callback chapter

Try it Yourself - Examples

slideDown() - Using the speed parameter
How to use the speed parameter to specify the speed of the slide effect.

slideDown() - Using the callback parameter
How to use the callback parameter when sliding up and down the selected elements.

❮ jQuery Effect Methods