user517406 user517406 - 6 months ago 57
jQuery Question

jQuery change button text

How do you change the text value of a button in jQuery? Currently my button has 'Add' as it's text value, and upon being clicked I want it to change to 'Save'. I have tried this method below, but so far without success :

$("#btnAddProfile").attr('value', 'Save');

Answer

Depends on what type of button you are using

<input type='button' value='Add' id='btnAddProfile'>
$("#btnAddProfile").attr('value', 'Save'); //versions older than 1.6

<input type='button' value='Add' id='btnAddProfile'>
$("#btnAddProfile").prop('value', 'Save'); //versions newer than 1.6

<!-- Different button types-->

<button id='btnAddProfile' type='button'>Add</button>
$("#btnAddProfile").html('Save');

Your button could also be a link. You'll need to post some HTML for a more specific answer.

EDIT : These will work assuming you've wrapped it in a .click() call, of course

EDIT 2 : Newer jQuery versions (from > 1.6) use .prop rather than .attr

EDIT 3 : If you're using jQuery UI, you need to use DaveUK's method (below) of adjusting the text property

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