How does jQuery.slice() method work in jQuery?

The slice(start, end) method selects a subset of the matched elements. The following are the parameters of the slice() method:

  • start − Where to start the subset. The first element is at zero. Can be negative to start from the end of the selection.
  • end − Where to end the subset excluding end element. If unspecified, ends at the end of the selection.


You can try to run the following code to select a subset of the matched elements using the slice() method:

Live Demo

      <title>jQuery slice() method</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript"
         src = ""></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("li").slice(1, 3).addClass("selected");
         .selected {
            <li class = "above">list item 0</li>
            <li class = "top">list item 1</li>
            <li class = "middle">list item 2</li>
            <li class = "middle">list item 3</li>
            <li class = "bottom">list item 4</li>
            <li class = "below">list item 5</li>