jQuery - add( selector ) Method


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Description

The add( selector ) method adds more elements, matched by the given selector, to the set of matched elements.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.add( selector )

Parameters

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

  • selector − It could be a comma-separated list of selectors to select elements to be added. (e.g. add(".class1, .class2")).

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() {
            $(".top").add(".middle").addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <div>
         <ul>
            <li class = "above">list item 0</li>
            <li class = "top">list item 1</li>
            <li class = "top">list item 2</li>
            <li class = "middle">list item 3</li>
            <li class = "middle">list item 4</li>
            <li class = "bottom">list item 5</li>
            <li class = "bottom">list item 6</li>
            <li class = "below">list item 7</li>
         </ul>
      </div>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −

<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() {
            $(".top").add(".middle").addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <div>
         <ul>
            <li class = "above">list item 0</li>
            <li class = "selected">list item 1</li>
            <li class = "selected">list item 2</li>
            <li class = "selected">list item 3</li>
            <li class = "selected">list item 4</li>
            <li class = "bottom">list item 5</li>
            <li class = "bottom">list item 6</li>
            <li class = "below">list item 7</li>
         </ul>
      </div>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


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