What is the difference between jQuery.prepend() and jQuery.prependTo() methods in jQuery?

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jQuery.prepend()

The prepend( content ) method prepends content to the inside of every matched element. Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • content − Content to insert after each target. This could be HTML or Text content

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with prepend() method in jQuery −

Live Demo

<html>

   <head>
      <title>jQuery prepend() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).prepend('<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;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>
       
   </body>
   
</html>

jQuery.prependTo()

The prependTo(selector) method prepends all of the matched elements to another, specified, set of elements.

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

  • selector − This is the target to which the content will be prepended.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with prependTo() method −

Live Demo

<html>

   <head>
      <title>jQuery prependTo() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).prependTo("#result");
            });
         });
      </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>
      <p id = "result"> THIS IS TEST </p>
      <hr />
       
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>
       
   </body>
   
</html>
raja
Published on 19-Dec-2017 11:09:22
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