Jason Jason - 3 months ago 16
jQuery Question

jquery find class and get the value

I am trying to get the value of an input text field.

the HTML is:

<div id="start">
<p>
<input type="text" class="myClass" value="my value" name="mytext"/>
</p>
</div>


The jquery is:

var myVar = $("#start").find('.myClass').val();


The problem is that myVar is coming up undefined. Does anyone know why?

Answer

Class selectors are prefixed with a dot. Your .find() is missing that so jQuery thinks you're looking for <myClass> elements.

var myVar = $("#start").find('.myClass').val();
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