jQuery prev() Method

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jQuery prev() Method

The jQuery prev() method returns the previous sibling 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> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery prev() Method</h1> <ul> <li>Apple</li> <li>Banana</li> <li>Cheery</li> <li>Dragon fruit</li> <li>Elderberry</li> <li>fig</li> <li>Grapes</li> <li>Honeydew</li> </ul> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("li:last").prev().css("color", "red"); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).prev(elem);

Parameter Values

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

Browser Support

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