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jQuery text()

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  • This jQuery method is used to fetch and set the text content of the selected HTML element.

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Syntax:

This method has three different signatures which used to work for different tasks:

$(selector).text() ;

This syntax is used to get the text content of selected element. It has no parameter.

$(selector).text(content);

The given syntax of text() method is used to set the text content of selected HTML element.

Parameter description:

  • content: This parameter represents the new text content which to be set to the given selected element. In case of Special characters, they will be encoded. It is mandatory.
$(selector).text(function(index,currentcontent));

This method is also used to set the text content of the selected element by using a user defined function.

Parameter description:

  • function(index,currentcontent): This represents a user defined function which return the new text content of the selected HTML element. It is optional.
  • index: This parameter is used to get the index position of the element in the set.
  • currentcontent: This parameter is used to return the current content of the selected element.

Example 1

In this example, we change the text content of the given paragraph.

<html>
<head>
<title> jQuery Example </title>
<script type = "text/javascript"
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<style>
.para1{
background:pink;
padding:20px;
}
button{
background:green;
padding:10px;
color:white;
border:1px solid green;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
$("button").click(function(){
$(".para1").text("This is the new content of the paragraph.");
});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<h2> jQuery text() method Example </h2>
<p class="para1"><strong> This is a paragraph. </strong></p>
<button> Click me! </button>

</body>
</html>

Output:

After click on button,


If you give the HTML element in the new text it will not convert it to HTML markup and print as text.

<html>
<head>
<title> jQuery Example </title>
<script type = "text/javascript"
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<style>
.para1{
background:pink;
padding:20px;
}
button{
background:green;
padding:10px;
color:white;
border:1px solid green;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
$("button").click(function(){
$(".para1").text("<strong>This is the new content of the paragraph.</strong>");
});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<h2> jQuery text() method Example </h2>
<p class="para1"><strong> This is a paragraph. </strong></p>
<button> Click me! </button>

</body>
</html>

Output:

Now if you click on button,


Example 2

In this example we alert the content of given paragraph.

<html>
<head>
<title> jQuery Example </title>
<script type = "text/javascript"
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<style>
.para1{
background:pink;
padding:20px;
}
button{
background:green;
padding:10px;
color:white;
border:1px solid green;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
$("button").click(function(){
$text=$(".para1").text();
alert($text);
});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<h2> jQuery text() method Example </h2>
<p class="para1"><strong> This is the paragraph content. </strong></p>
<button> Click me! </button>

</body>
</html>

Output:

When you click the button,



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