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How to select a div with a certain class using jQuery ?

  • Last Updated : 27 Oct, 2021

Given a HTML document containing many div element with classes. Here the task is to select a div with a certain class, that doesn’t have another class. There are two approaches to solve this problem. In one of them, we will use a method and in the other one, we will use not selector.
 

Approach 1: First, select the DIV with certain class using jQuery Selector and then use :not selector to ignore the elements of specific class. 

  • Example: This example implements the above approach.

html




<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        Select a div with a certain class,
        that doesn't have another class.
    </title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
         
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
         
        .div {
            background: green;
            height: 50px;
            width: 200px;
            margin: 0 auto;
            color: white;
            border: 2px solid black;
        }
    </style>
    <script src =
    </script>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
     
 
<p>
          Click on button to select a div with a certain
        class, that doesn't have another class.
    </p>
 
 
   
    <!-- div elements -->
    <div class="first div">
        This is first Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="second div">
        This is second Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="third div">
        This is third Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <button onClick="GFG_Fun()">
        click here
    </button>
    <br>
    <p id="geeks">
    </p>
 
 
    <script>
        
        /* main function */
        function GFG_Fun() {
           
            /* using the :not selector */
            $('.div:not(.first)')
            .css("background-color", "#173F5F");
            $('#geeks')
            .text("DIV Box of class 'first' is not selected.");
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>
  • Output: 
     

Approach 2: First, select the DIV with certain class using jQuery Selector and then Use .not() method to ignore the elements of specific class.

  • Example: This example implements the above approach.

html




<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        Select a div with a certain class,
        that doesn't have another class.
    </title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
         
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
         
        .div {
            background: green;
            height: 50px;
            width: 200px;
            margin: 0 auto;
            color: white;
            border: 2px solid black;
        }
    </style>
    <script src =
    </script>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
     
 
<p>
        Click on button to select a div with a certain
        class, that doesn't have another class.
    </p>
 
 
 
    <!-- div elements -->
    <div class="first div">
        This is first Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="second div">
        This is second Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="third div">
        This is third Div
    </div>
    <br>
    <button onClick="GFG_Fun()">
        click here
    </button>
    <br>
    <p id="geeks">
    </p>
 
 
    <script>
         
        /* main function */
        function GFG_Fun() {
             
            /* using the .not() method */
            $('.div').not('.first')
            .css("background-color", "#173F5F");
            $('#GFG_DOWN')
            .text("DIV Box of class 'first' is not selected.");
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                   
  • Output:


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