:button Selector


button selector

Description: Selects all button elements and elements of type button.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( ":button" )

An equivalent selector to $( ":button" ) using valid CSS is $( "button, input[type='button']" ).

Additional Notes:

  • Because :button is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :button cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. To achieve the best performance when using :button to select elements, first select the elements using a pure CSS selector, then use .filter(":button").

Example:

Find all button inputs and mark them.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>button demo</title>
<style>
textarea {
height: 35px;
}
div {
color: red;
}
fieldset {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border-width: 0;
}
.marked {
background-color: yellow;
border: 3px red solid;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<input type="button" value="Input Button">
<input type="checkbox">
<input type="file">
<input type="hidden">
<input type="image">
<input type="password">
<input type="radio">
<input type="reset">
<input type="submit">
<input type="text">
<select>
<option>Option</option>
</select>
<textarea></textarea>
<button>Button</button>
</fieldset>
</form>
<div></div>
<script>
var input = $( ":button" ).addClass( "marked" );
$( "div" ).text( "For this type jQuery found " + input.length + "." );
// Prevent the form from submitting
$( "form" ).submit(function( event ) {
event.preventDefault();
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: