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Jquery Child and Descendant


Learn to use jQuery to insert child and descendant Elements to the DOM.


jQuery DOM Manipulation: Inserting Child and Descendant Elements

jQuery provides several methods which allows you to insert child and descendant Elements.


Table : Methods to Navigate Across the DOM Hierarchy

Method Description
append() To select the immediate next sibling for each element in the jQuery object.
prepend() To insert the specified elements as the first children of all the elements in the DOM.
appendTo() To insert the elements in the jQuery object as the last children of the elements specified by the argument.
prependTo() To insert the elements in the jQuery object as the first children of the elements specified by the argument.
append(function) To append the result of a function to the elements in the jQuery Object.
prepend(function) To prepend the result of a function to the elements in the jQuery object.

Insert Child as a Descendants using the append Method.

The jQuery Method append() is used to insert content specified by the parameter at the end of each element in the set of matched element.

The element that is passed as argument are inserted as children to every element in the jQuery object.

Example: Insert child as a Descendants using the append() Method

Give it a TRY! » Note: The result of this call is JQuery Object selecting all items except earth


Insert Child as Descendants using prepend() Method

The jQuery method prepend() is used to Insert content, specified by the parameter, at the beginning of each element on the set of matched elements.

The parameter to the method, can be an element, HTML string or a jQuery Object, which is used to insert at the beginning of each element in the set of matched elements.

Example: Insert Children as Descendants using prepend() Method

Give it a TRY! » Note: The method prepend is opposite of append,to insert new elements as the first children in the jQuery object.


Inserting from a jQuery object using appendTo() methods

The jQuery methods appendTo() is used to insert every element in the set of matched element at the end of the target.

The methods append() and appendTo() is used to perform the same task, the only difference is placement of content and target.

With appendTo() the content precedes the method, either as a selector expression or as markup, and it is inserted into the target container.

Example: Inserting from a jQuery Object using appendTo() method

Give it a TRY! » Note: The method appendTo() is similar to append() but with the relationship inversed.


Inserting from a jQuery object using prependTo() Method

The jQuery methods of prependTo() is used to insert every element in the set of matched elements at the beginning of the target.

With method prependTo() the content precedes the method , either as a selector or markup an is inserted into the target container.

Example: Inserting from jQuery Object using prependTo() Method

Give it a TRY! » Note:The method prependTo() is similar to prepend() but with the relationship inversed.


Inserting from a jQuery object using function with append() Method

We can also use a function as an argument for the append() Method, thus attaching contents programatically.

Example: Inserting from jQuery Object using a function with append() Method

Give it a TRY! » Note: The text string is displayed after the element using a function.


Inserting from a jQuery object using function with prepend() Method

We can also use a function as an argument for the prepend() Method, thus attaching contents programatically.

Example: Inserting from jQuery Object using function with prepend() Method

Give it a TRY! » Note: The text string is displayed before the element using the function.