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jQuery Event Methods Complete Reference

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  • Last Updated : 24 Nov, 2022
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An event refers to the actions performed by the site visitor during their interactivity with the website (or webpage). There can be various types of events such as

  • The user clicks on the button.
  • The user moves the mouse pointer over an image.
  • The user pressed any key from the keyboard, etc.

Syntax:

$(selector).method(function) 

Example:

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <script src=
</script>
    <style type="text/css">
        #e5 {
            width: 100px;
            height: 100px;
            border-radius: 0px;
            background-color: aqua;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <p id="e1">Welcome.</p>
    <p id="e2">Learn and Explore</p>
    <p>
        <input type="text" id="e3" value="jQuery is powerful!" />
    </p>
    <p id="e4" align="left">Geeks for Geeks</p>
    <p>
        <div id="e5"></div>
    </p>
    <button id="gfg1">Change Text</button>
    <button id="gfg2">Change HTML</button>
    <button id="gfg3">Change Value</button>
    <button id="gfg4">Change Alignment</button>
    <button id="gfg5">Change Shape</button>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $("#gfg1").click(function() {
            $("#e1").text("Geeks for Geeks");
        });
        $("#gfg2").click(function() {
            $("#e2").html("<b>Enrich your Knowledge.</b>");
        });
        $("#gfg3").click(function() {
            $("#e3").val("jQuery at Geeks for Geeks");
        });
        $("#gfg4").click(function() {
            $("#e4").attr("align", "center");
        });
        $("#gfg5").click(function() {
            $("#e5").css("border-radius", "50px");
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>


Output: Before and After clicking on buttons.

 

 

The complete list of jQuery Events is given below:

Methods:

jQuery Event Methods

Description

jQuery bind() Method This is used to attach one or more event handlers for selected elements.
jQuery blur() Method The jQuery blur() is an inbuilt method that is used to remove focus from the selected element. 
jQuery change() Method The jQuery change() is an inbuilt method that is used to detect the change in the value of input fields. 
jQuery click() Method The jQuery click() is an inbuilt method that starts the click event or attaches a function to run when a click event occurs.
jQuery dblclick() Method The jQuery dblclick() is an inbuilt method that is used to trigger the double-click event to occur.
jQuery event.isDefaultPrevented() Method This is an inbuilt method that checks whether the preventDefault() method was called for the event.
jQuery event.isImmediatePropagationStopped() Method This is used to check whether this method was called for the event or not.
jQuery event.isPropagationStopped() Method This is used to check whether the object event.stopPropagation() is called or not.
jQuery event.preventDefault() Method This is used to stop the default action of the selected element to occur.
jQuery event.stopImmediatePropagation() Method In jQuery used to stop the rest of the event handlers from being executed for the selected element. 
jQuery event.stopPropagation() Method This  is used to stop the windows propagation
jQuery focus() Method This is used to focus on an element. The element gets focused by the mouse click or by the tab-navigating button. 
jQuery focusin() Method The jQuery focusin() is an inbuilt method that is used to gain focus on the selected element. 
jQuery focusout() Method The jQuery focusout() is an inbuilt method that is used to remove focus from the selected element. 
jQuery hover() Method This is used to specify two functions to start when mouse pointer move over the selected element.
jQuery Keydown() Method This is used to trigger the keydown event whenever User presses a key on the keyboard.
jQuery keypress() Method The jQuery keypress() method triggers the keypress event whenever browser registers a keyboard input.
jQuery keyup() Method This is used to trigger the keyup event whenever the User releases a key from the keyboard. 
jQuery load() Method jQuery load() method is a simple but very powerful AJAX method. 
jQuery mousedown() Method This is an inbuilt method that works when the left mouse button is pressed down over the selected element. 
jQuery mouseenter() Method  This is an inbuilt method that works when the mouse pointer moves over the selected element. 
jQuery mouseleave() Method This is an inbuilt method that works when the mouse pointer leaves the selected element. 
jQuery mousemove() Method This is an inbuilt method that is used when the mouse pointer moves over the selected element. 
jQuery mouseout() Method This is an inbuilt method that is used when the mouse pointer moves out from the selected element. 
jQuery mouseover() Method This is an inbuilt method that works when the mouse pointer moves over the selected elements. 
jQuery mouseup() Method This is an inbuilt method that works when the mouse left button is released over a selected element. 
jQuery on() Method This is used to attach one or more event handlers for the selected elements and child elements in the DOM tree.
jQuery one() Method The jQuery one() method is an inbuilt method that attaches one or more event handlers for the selected element.
jQuery ready() Method The jQuery ready() method helps to load the whole page and then execute the rest code.
jQuery resize() Method The jQuery resize() method is an inbuilt method that is used when the browser window changes its size. 
jQuery scroll() Method The jQuery scroll() is an inbuilt method that is used to user scroll in the specified element.
jQuery select() Method This is used when some letters or words are selected (or marked) in a text area or a text field. 
jQuery submit() Method The jQuery submit() method is used to submit events or attaches a function to run when a submit event occurs. 
jQuery trigger() Method The jQuery trigger() method is a method that is used to trigger a specified event handler on the selected element. 
jQuery triggerHandler() Method The jQuery triggerHandler() Method is used to trigger a specified event for the selected element. 
jQuery undelegate() Method This is used to remove the specified event handler from the selected element.

Properties:

jQuery Properties

Description

jQuery event.currentTarget Property This is used to return the current DOM element within the event bubbling phase.
jQuery event.data Property This is used to contain the optional data which is passed to an event method.
jQuery event.delegateTarget Property This is used to return the element where the currently-called jQuery event handler was attached
jQuery event.namespace Property The jQuery event.namespace property is used to return the custom namespace whenever the event is triggered.
jQuery event.pageX Property This is used to find the position of the mouse pointer relative to the left edge of the document.
jQuery event.pageY Property This is used to find the position of the mouse pointer relative to the top edge of the document.
jQuery event.relatedTarget Property This is used to find which element is being entered or gets exited on mouse movement.
jQuery event.result Property This is used to find the last and previous values returned.
jQuery event.target Property This is used to find which DOM element will start the event.
jQuery event.timeStamp Property This is used to measure the difference in milliseconds between the time of the event created by the browser and January 1, 1970.
jQuery event.type Property This is used to return which event type is started.
jQuery event.which Property This is used to return which keyboard key or mouse button was pressed for the event.

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