jQuery - text( ) Method



The html( val ) method gets the combined text contents of all matched elements.

The result is a string that contains the combined text contents of all matched elements. This method works on both HTML and XML documents.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.text( )


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

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

      <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 () {
               var content = $(this).text();
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <p id="result"> THIS IS TEST </p>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;">
         <h1>This is square one </h1>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:green;">
         <h1>This is square two </h1>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:red;">
         <h1>This is square three </h1>

This will produce following result: