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jQuery Getting and setting values

Manipulating the the HTML requires getting and setting the values of attributes for the different elements. jQuery usually uses the same function to do get and set a property. When you want to set a value, you will pass it to the function as a string, or sometimes integer. get a value, you don't.

The various methods are described in the Attributes method of the jQuery 1.4 cheatsheet. Here are some examples




  • Get HTML
  • Set HTML
  • Get title
  • Set title
  • Get css color

Do live:

Set the css color to 'blue'

Set the redbox height

Set the value of text_input

Set the HTML of redbox to the value of text_input

This paragraph has a id: "example1" title: "example title" and the color is defined.

class = box
id = redbox