jQuery - eq( index ) Method


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Description

The eq( index ) method reduces the set of matched elements to a single element.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.eq( index )

Parameters

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

  • index − This is the position of the element in the set of matched elements, starting at 0 and going to length - 1.

Example

Following is a simple example which adds the color to second list item.

<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() {
            $("li").eq(2).addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <div>
         <ul>
            <li>list item 1</li>
            <li>list item 2</li>
            <li>list item 3</li>
            <li>list item 4</li>
            <li>list item 5</li>
            <li>list item 6</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() {
            $("li").eq(2).addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <div>
         <ul>
            <li>list item 1</li>
            <li>list item 2</li>
            <li class="selected">list item 3</li>
            <li>list item 4</li>
            <li>list item 5</li>
            <li>list item 6</li>
         </ul>
      </div>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


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