What is JQuery Selectors

In this article I am going to explain about jquery selectors.
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jQuery Selector

For work with Html element in jquery selector is must because selection specifies on which element element you want to perform action. Selection element may be single element, several element or all element in document.

Syntax

All selection start as follow.

$(SelectionType)

There are several selection type that are following.

     Selectors
                        Definition
$("*")
  Select all element
$(this)
  Select current html element.
$("p")
  Select all <p> element
$("#mm")
  Select element where id="mm".
$("mm")
  Select <p> element which id="mm".
$(".cls")
  Select element where class="cls".
$("p.cls")
  Select <p> element with class="cls".
$(":animated")
  Select all animation that are currently animated.
$(":button")
  Select all button element.
$("[:href]")
  Select all element with href attribute.
$("ul li:first")
  Select first <li> of <ul> element.
$("href$.='jpg'")
  Select all href attribute that end with .jpg

Example

In following example selection is $("*"). when we click on button then all element will be hide.

<html>

<head>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(document).ready(function () {

            $("button").click(function () {

                $("*").hide();

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

    <h2>

        my Jquery program</h2>

    <p>

        Hello</p>

    <p>

        How are you</p>

    <button>

        Click</button>

</body>

</html> 

Output

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