jQuery bind() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


Attach a click event to the <p> element:

$("p").bind("click", function(){
  alert("The paragraph was clicked.");
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Definition and Usage

The bind() method was deprecated in version 3.0. Use the on() method instead.

 The bind() method attaches one or more event handlers for selected elements, and specifies a function to run when the event occurs.



Parameter Description
event Required. Specifies one or more events to attach to the elements.

Multiple event values are separated by space. Must be a valid event.
data Optional. Specifies additional data to pass along to the function
function Required. Specifies the function to run when the event occurs
map Specifies an event map ({event:function, event:function, ...}) containing one or more events to attach to the elements, and functions to run when the event occurs

Try it Yourself - Examples

Attach multiple events
How to attach multiple events to an element.

Using an event map
How to use an event map to attach several events/functions to the selected elements.

Pass along data to the function
How to pass along data to a custom named event handler.

❮ jQuery Event Methods