stop( [clearQueue, gotoEnd ]) Method



The stop( [clearQueue, gotoEnd ]) method stops all the currently running animations on all the specified elements.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.stop( [clearQueue], [gotoEnd] ) ;


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

  • clearQueue − This is optional boolean parameter. When set to true clears the animation queue, effectively stopping all queued animations.

  • gotoEnd − This is optional boolean parameter. A Boolean (true/false) that when set to true causes the currently playing animation to immediately complete, including resetting original styles on show and hide and calling the callback function.


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

      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = "">
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {

               $(".target").animate({left: '+=100px'}, 2000);


               $(".target").animate({left: '-=100px'}, 2000);
         p {background-color:#bca; width:250px; border:1px solid green;}   
         div{position: absolute; left: 50px; top:300px;}
      <p>Click on any of the following buttons:</p>
      <button id = "go"> GO</button>
      <button id = "stop"> STOP </button>
      <button id = "back"> BACK </button>

      <div class = "target">
         <img src = "/jquery/images/jquery.jpg" alt = "jQuery" />

This will produce following result −