:input Selector


input selector

Description: Selects all input, textarea, select and button elements.

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

The :input selector basically selects all form controls.

Additional Notes:

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

Example:

Finds all input elements.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>input demo</title>
<style>
textarea {
height: 25px;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<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>
</form>
<div id="messages"></div>
<script>
var allInputs = $( ":input" );
var formChildren = $( "form > *" );
$( "#messages" ).text( "Found " + allInputs.length + " inputs and the form has " +
formChildren.length + " children." );
$( "form" ).submit(function( event ) {
event.preventDefault();
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: