:checkbox Selector

checkbox selector

version added: 1.0jQuery(':checkbox')

Description: Selects all elements of type checkbox.

$(':checkbox') is equivalent to $('[type=checkbox]'). As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":") it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ("*") is implied. In other words, the bare $(':checkbox') is equivalent to $('*:checkbox'), so $('input:checkbox') should be used instead.


Finds all checkbox inputs.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  textarea { height:25px; }
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
    <input type="button" value="Input Button"/>
    <input type="checkbox" />

    <input type="checkbox" />
    <input type="file" />
    <input type="hidden" />

    <input type="image" />
    <input type="password" />
    <input type="radio" />

    <input type="reset" />
    <input type="submit" />
    <input type="text" />



    var input = $("form input:checkbox").wrap('<span></span>').parent().css({background:"yellow", border:"3px red solid"});
    $("div").text("For this type jQuery found " + input.length + ".")
            .css("color", "red");
    $("form").submit(function () { return false; }); // so it won't submit