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jQuery - replaceWith( content ) Method


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Description:

The replaceWith( content ) method replaces all matched elements with the specified HTML or DOM elements. This returns the JQuery element that was just replaced, which has been removed from the DOM.

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.replaceWith( content )

Parameters:

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

  • content : Content to replace the matched elements with.

Example:

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. This replaces clicked one square by the a new division. Compare the syntax with replaceAll( selector ) 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 () {
       $(this).replaceWith( ('<div class="div"></div>') );
    });

   });

   </script>
   <style>
      .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
             width:60px;
           }
  </style>
</head>
<body>
   <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;">ONE</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:green;">TWO</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:red;">THREE</div>
</body>
</html>

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



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