jQuery click() Method

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jQuery click() Method

The jQuery click() method is used for the following 2 purpose

  1. To run a callback when a specified element is clicked.
  2. To trigger the click event of a specified element.

Run a Callback

In the following example, we will run a callback function when a button is clicked.

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 click() Method</h1> <p>Click on the button to alert</p> <button>Click Me</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ alert("button clicked"); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).click(callback);

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
callback Optional Specifies a function to be called once the element is clicked.

Browser Support

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click()YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Trigger a Click Event

In the following example, we will trigger a click event when you select the text in the input.

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 click() Method</h1> <input type="text" value="select me"> <button>Click Me</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ alert("button clicked"); }); $("input").select(function(){ $("button").click(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

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