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How to reset a form using jQuery with .reset() method?

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  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

Reset gets anything back to its original state. JQuery doesn’t have a reset() method, but native JavaScript does. So, we convert the jQuery element to a JavaScript object.

JavaScript reset(): The reset() method resets the values of all elements in a form (same as clicking the Reset button).

    Syntax for JavaScript reset button:

  • // type-1
    <input type="reset">
  • // type-2
    <input type="button" onclick="this.form.reset();">
  • // type-3
    <input type="button" onclick="formname.reset();">

The button itself resets the form but, the type-1 and type-2, the reset button should be inside the form and type-3 can be either out or in.
But a reset button is a far better choice. (type-1)

  • <input type="reset">
  • Syntax for reset():
  • Syntax to convert jQuery element to a JavaScript object.



If we don’t want to convert the jQuery element to a JavaScript object then we can use the trigger().

As trigger() method triggers the specified event and the default behavior of an event (like form submission) for the selected elements.

$(selector).trigger(event, eventObj, ...)


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Try jQuery Online</title>
    <script src=
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("button").click(function() {
        <h1 style="color:green">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        Click on "Submit" to submit and 
          remaining resets to get form to original state. 
        <form id="d" action="/cgi-bin/test.cgi" name="geek">
            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" border="1">
                    <td align="center">Username</td>
                        <input type="text" name="name" />
                    <td align="center">Email</td>
                        <input type="text" name="name" />
                    <td align="center">Password</td>
                        <input type="password" />
                    <td align="center"></td>
                        <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
                    <td align="center"></td>
                        <input type="reset" value="reset button" />
        <input type="button" 
               value="reset() outside form" 
               onclick="geek.reset();" />
        <button>resetby jQuery</button>


jQuery is an open source JavaScript library that simplifies the interactions between an HTML/CSS document, It is widely famous with it’s philosophy of “Write less, do more”.
You can learn jQuery from the ground up by following this jQuery Tutorial and jQuery Examples.

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