jQuery remove() Method

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jQuery remove() Method

The jQuery remove() method removes the set of matched elements from the DOM.

Note: Unlike empty() method, this method removes the element itself, as well as everything inside it.

Note: Unlike detach() method, this method removes all bound events and jQuery data associated with it.

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 remove() Method</h1> <div> <p>This is paragraph inside div.</p> </div> <button>Remove</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("div").remove(); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).remove(); // or $(selector).remove(selector1)

Parameter Values

Value Type Explanation
selector1 Optional Specifies a selector expression that filters the set of matched elements to be removed.

Browser Support

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remove() with filter

In the following example, we will remove all the paragraph, only if it has the class name .point.

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> .point{ color: red; font-size: 20px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery remove() Method</h1> <p>This is paragraph</p> <div class="point">This is .point div</div> <p class="point">This is .point paragraph</p> <button>Remove</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("p").remove(".point"); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

remove() vs detach()

Check out the difference between remove() vs detach() in jquery.

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