jQuery - empty( ) Method


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Description

The empty( ) method removes all child nodes from the set of matched elements.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.empty( )

Parameters

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • NA

Example

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
		
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
      $(document).ready(function() {
         $("div").click(function () {
            $(this).empty();
         });
      });
      </script>
	  
      <style>
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
		
      <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;">ONE</div>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:green;">TWO</div>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:red;">THREE</div>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result:


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