jQuery Effect - show( speed, [callback] ) Method



The show( speed, [callback] ) method shows all matched elements using a graceful animation and firing an optional callback after completion.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.show( speed, [callback] );


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

  • speed − A string representing one of the three predefined speeds ("slow", "normal", or "fast") or the number of milliseconds to run the animation (e.g. 1000).

  • callback − This is optional parameter representing a function to call once the animation is complete.


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() {

            $("#show").click(function () {
               $(".mydiv").show( 100 );

            $("#hide").click(function () {
               $(".mydiv").hide( 100 );

         .mydiv{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:100px; height:100px;}
      <div class="mydiv">
         This is a SQUARE.

      <input id="hide" type="button" value="Hide" />   
      <input id="show" type="button" value="Show" />   


This will produce following result −