jQuery - find( selector ) Method


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Description

The find( selector ) method searches for descendent elements that match the specified selector.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.find( selector )

Parameters

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

  • selector − The selector can be written using CSS 1-3 selector syntax.

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() {
            $("p").find("span").addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <div>
         <p><span>Hello</span>, how are you?</p>
         <p>Me? I'm <span>good</span>.</p>
      </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() {
            $("p").find("span").addClass("selected");
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .selected { color:red; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <div>
         <p><span class="selected">Hello</span>, how are you?</p>
         <p>Me? I'm <span class="selected">good</span>.</p>
      </div>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


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