jQuery addBack() Method

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jQuery addBack() Method

The jQuery addBack() method adds the previous set of elements on the stack to the current set.

In the following example, addBack() methods adds 'Elderberry' to the stack.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery addBack() Method</h1> <ul> <li>Apple</li> <li class="end">Banana</li> <li>Cheery</li> <li>Dragon fruit</li> <li class="start">Elderberry</li> <li>fig</li> <li>Grapes</li> <li>Honeydew</li> </ul> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("li.start").prevUntil("li.end").addBack().css("color", "red"); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).addBack(elem);

Parameter Values

Value Type Explanation
elem Optional Specifies a string containing a selector expression to match the current set of elements against.

Browser Support

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