.toArray()


.toArray()Returns: Array

Description: Retrieve all the elements contained in the jQuery set, as an array.

  • version added: 1.4.toArray()

    • This method does not accept any arguments.

.toArray() returns all of the elements in the jQuery set:

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alert( $( "li" ).toArray() );

All of the matched DOM nodes are returned by this call, contained in a standard array:

[<li id="foo">, <li id="bar">]

Example:

Select all divs in the document and return the DOM Elements as an Array; then use the built-in reverse() method to reverse that array.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>toArray demo</title>
<style>
span {
color: red;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
Reversed - <span></span>
<div>One</div>
<div>Two</div>
<div>Three</div>
<script>
function disp( divs ) {
var a = [];
for ( var i = 0; i < divs.length; i++ ) {
a.push( divs[ i ].innerHTML );
}
$( "span" ).text( a.join( " " ) );
}
disp( $( "div" ).toArray().reverse() );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: