jQuery parent() Method

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jQuery parent() Method

The jQuery parent() method returns the direct parent element of the selected element.

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{ border: 1px solid black; padding: 10px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery parent() Method</h1> <div id="parentDiv"> <div id="childDiv"> <p>Paragraph inside two div.</p> </div> </div> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p").parent().css("border", "1px solid red"); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).parent(elem);

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
elem Optional Specifies a string containing a selector expression to match elements against.

Browser Support

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