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jQuery is() Method

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Example

If the parent of <p> is a <div> element, alert some text:

if ($("p").parent().is("div")) {
  alert("Parent of p is div");
}
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Definition and Usage

The is() method checks if one of the selected elements matches the selectorElement.


Syntax

$(selector).is(selectorElement,function(index,element))

Parameter Description
selectorElement Required. Specifies a selector expression, element or a jQuery object to match the current set of elements against. Returns true if there is at least one match from the given argument, and false if not.
function(index,element)

Optional. Specifies a function to run for the group of selected elements.

  • index - the index position of the element
  • element - the current element (the "this" selector can also be used)

❮ jQuery Traversing Methods