Banchan Kiro Banchan Kiro - 1 year ago 54
jQuery Question

jQuery (advanced?) function

I have found many example jQuery code where they use multiple functions like


Can someone please explain to me how this actually works and how to properly use it?


Assuming jQuery, $(selector) returns a jQuery collection object. jQuery defines many methods on jQuery collection object, such as attr, find, css or slideUp, which will commonly return a jQuery collection object (same or different). This is commonly called "method chaining". For example,

$('div').css('background-color', 'lime').after('<div>More</div>');
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the first part, $('div'), returns a jQuery collection containing our single <div>; .css(...) will set its background and return the same collection; .after(...) will insert the new <div> after the first one and again return the same collection.