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jQuery - width( ) Method


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Description:

The width( ) method gets the current computed, pixel, width of the first matched element.

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.width( )

This method is able to find the width of the window and document as follows:

$(window).width();   // returns width of browser viewport
$(document).width(); // returns width of HTML document

Parameters:

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

  • NA:

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() {

     $("div").click(function () {
      var color = $(this).css("background-color");
      var width = $(this).height();
      $("#result").html("That div is <span>" +color+ "</span>.");
      $("#result").css({'color': color, 
                        'background-color':'gray'});
      $("#result").width( width );
    });

   });

   </script>
   <style>
      div { width:60px; height:60px; margin:5px; float:left; }
  </style>
</head>
<body>
   <p>Click on any square:</p>
   <span id="result"> </span>
   <div style="background-color:blue; height:50px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:pink;height:30px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:#123456;height:100px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:#f11; height:75px;"></div>
</body>
</html>

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.



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