jQuery - bind( type, [data], fn ) Method



The bind( type, [data], fn ) method binds a handler to one or more events (like click) for each matched element. Can also bind custom events.

Possible event values − blur, focus, load, resize, scroll, unload, click etc.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.bind( type, [data], fn )


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

  • type − One or more event types separated by a space.

  • data − This is optional parameter and represents additional data passed to the event handler as event.data.

  • fn − A function to bind to the event on each of the set of matched elements.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. Here it binds click event with each <div> element −

      <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').bind('click', function( event ){
               alert('Hi there!');
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class="div" style="background-color:red;"></div>

This will produce following result: