jQuery - Multiple Elements Selector


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Description

This Multiple Elements selector selects the combined results of all the specified selectors E, F or G.

You can specify any number of selectors to combine into a single result. Here order of the DOM elements in the jQuery object aren't necessarily identical.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this selector −

$('E, F, G,....')

Parameters

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

  • E − Any valid selector

  • F − Any valid selector

  • G − Any valid selector

  • ....

Returns

Like any other jQuery selector, this selector also returns an array filled with the found elements.

Example

  • $('div, p') − selects all the elements matched by div or p.

  • $('p strong, .myclass') − selects all elements matched by strong that are descendants of an element matched by p as well as all elements that have a class of myclass.

  • $('p strong, #myid') − selects a single elements matched by strong that is descendant of an element matched by p as well as element whose id is myid.

Following example would select elements with class ID big and element with ID div3 and will apply yellow color to its background −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The Selecter 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() {
            $(".big, #div3").css("background-color", "yellow");
         });
      </script>
   </head>
	
   <body>

      <div class="big" id="div1">
         <p>This is first division of the DOM.</p>
      </div>

      <div class="medium" id="div2">
         <p>This is second division of the DOM.</p>
      </div>

      <div class="small" id="div3">
         <p>This is third division of the DOM</p>
      </div>

   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


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