.toArray()

.toArray() Returns: Array

Description: Retrieve all the DOM elements contained in the jQuery set, as an array.

  • version added: 1.4.toArray()

.toArray() returns all of the elements in the jQuery set:

alert($('li').toArray());

All of the matched DOM nodes are returned by this call, contained in a standard array:

[<li id="foo">, <li id="bar">]

Example:

Selects all divs in the document and returns the DOM Elements as an Array, then uses the built-in reverse-method to reverse that array.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>
  span { color:red; }
  </style>
  <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
	Reversed - <span></span>

  <div>One</div>
  <div>Two</div>
  <div>Three</div>
<script>

    function disp(divs) {
      var a = [];
      for (var i = 0; i < divs.length; i++) {
        a.push(divs[i].innerHTML);
      }
      $("span").text(a.join(" "));
    }
    
    disp( $("div").toArray().reverse() );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: