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jQuery - parent( [selector] ) Method

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Description:

The parent( [selector] ) method gets the direct parent of an element. If called on a set of elements, parent returns a set of their unique direct parent elements.

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.parent( [selector] )

Parameters:

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

Example:

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method.

<html>
<head>
<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

     $(document).ready(function(){
          $("p").parent().addClass('hilight');
     });

  </script>
  <style>
      .hilight { background:yellow; }
  </style>

</head>
<body>
     <scan>Top Element</scan>
     <div">
        <div>sibling<div>child</div></div>
        <p>sibling</p>
        <scan>sibling</scan>
    <div>
</body>
</html>

This would generate following result.

<html>
<head>
<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

     $(document).ready(function(){
          $("p").parent().addClass('hilight');
     });

  </script>
  <style>
      .hilight { background:yellow; }
  </style>

</head>
<body>
     <scan>Top Element</scan>
     <div class="hilight">
        <div>sibling<div>child</div></div>
        <p>sibling</p>
        <scan>sibling</scan>
    <div>
</body>
</html>

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