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JQuery Using Selectors

Posted by Alten Chingumbra Articles | JQuery December 22, 2011
In this article we will learn how to use Jquery selectors available for accessing DOM.
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JQuery using selectors

In this article we will look how to use Jquery selectors available for accessing DOM.

So let's get started.

I create an HTML file and add
downloaded jquery-1.4.2.min.js file to below html file named as JQuerySelectors.html. 

JQuerySelectors.html

 
<html>
 <
head>
 <
title>JQuery Sample HTML Page</title>
 
<script src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js" type="text/javascript">
 
</script>
 <
script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
 
$(document).ready(function() {
 $('#div1').hide();
 });
 
</script>
 </
head>
 <
body>
 <
div>
 <
div id="div1">This is a Section.</div>
 
<div>This is next Section.</div>
 
<div>This is Last Section.</div>
 
</div>
 </
body>
 
</html>


Here is a list of selectors, their syntax and brief description.

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We can select elements based on attributes using below syntax:

$('div [attr-name^=test]') - Selects all div tags with attribute value equal to test.

Now, we will look into custom selectors provided by JQuery. Custom selectors starts with :. Few of them are :even, :odd, :eq etc. We can use :even, :odd for styling alternate rows in a table using below syntax:

$('tr:odd').addClass('alternate');// Adds CSS class
Or
$('tr:nth-child(even)').addClass('alternate');

We can use custom selectors with form's elements like checkbox, textbox etc as shown below:

$(':button:disabled') - Select all disabled buttons

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Summary

In this article you have seen
how to using Jquery selectors available for accessing DOM.

I hope this article was helpful!

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