jQuery DOM insertion - text method

text method

text() method is used to get the combined text contents of each element in the set of matched elements ( including their descendants), or set the text contents for the matched HTML elements.

Getting Text Contents

.text() // to get the text contents.

Getting Text Contents Example

here gets the combined text contents for HTML element having class 'parent'.
<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>		
      <script type = "text/javascript">
	
        $(document).ready(function(){
         alert( $('.parent').text());
        });
      </script>		
   </head>	
   <body>
   <p>Test Section</p>
   <div class="parent">
     Welcome to jQuery!
     <div class="codingpointer">Hello</div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Goodbye</div>
  </div>
   </body>
</html>
Output:
jquery textmethod output

Setting Text Contents

.text(text) // to set the text contents.

Setting Text Contents Example

here setting the text contents using string.
<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>		
      <script type = "text/javascript">
	
        $(document).ready(function(){
         $("p").text("Welcome to jQuery!");
        });
      </script>		
   </head>	
   <body>
   <p>Test Section</p>
   <div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Hello</div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Goodbye</div>
  </div>
   </body>
</html>
Output:

Welcome to jQuery!

Hello
Goodbye
here setting the text contents using another html element text contents.
<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>		
      <script type = "text/javascript">
	
        $(document).ready(function(){
         $("p").text( $('.codingpointer').text());
        });
      </script>		
   </head>	
   <body>
   <p>Test Section</p>
   <div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Hello</div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Goodbye</div>
  </div>
   </body>
</html>
Output:

HelloGoodbye

Hello
Goodbye

text method with custom function parameter

here setting text with index number for every li html element under ul element.
<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>		
      <script type = "text/javascript">
	
        $(document).ready(function(){
         $("ul li").text(function(index) { return "line number: "+(index+1).toString();});
        });
      </script>		
   </head>	
   <body>
   <p>Test Section</p>
   <div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Hello</div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Goodbye</div>
  </div>
   <ul>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
   </ul>
   </body>
</html>
Output:

Test Section

Hello
Goodbye
  • line number: 1
  • line number: 2
  • line number: 3

Setting HTML text element with html string

here HTML element "<b>" is escaped and set as string for html element 'p'.
<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>		
      <script type = "text/javascript">
	
        $(document).ready(function(){
         $("p").text("<b>Welcome to jQuery</b>!");
        });
      </script>		
   </head>	
   <body>
   <p>Test Section</p>
   <div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Hello</div>
     <div class="codingpointer">Goodbye</div>
  </div>
   </body>
</html>
Output:

<b>Welcome to jQuery</b>!

Hello
Goodbye

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