jQuery empty() Method

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jQuery empty() Method

The jQuery empty() method removes all child nodes of the set of matched elements from the DOM.

Note: Unlike remove() method, this method does not remove the element itself, or its attributes.

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> <style> div{ height: 100px; width: 200px; border: 1px solid black; margin-bottom: 20px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery empty() Method</h1> <div> <p>This is paragraph inside div.</p> </div> <button>Remove</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("div").empty(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).empty();

Browser Support

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