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jQuery | animated Selector with Example

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  • Last Updated : 13 Feb, 2019

The animated is an inbuilt selector in jQuery which is used to select the element that is currently animated.



Return Value: This selector returns the element which is currently animated.

Below example illustrates the animated selector in jQuery:


        <script src=
        <!-- jQuery code to show the working of this method -->
            $(document).ready(function() {
                function aniDiv() {
                        height: "50%"
                    }, "slow");
                        height: "90%"
                    }, "slow", aniDiv);
                $("#d3").click(function() {
                    $(":animated").css("background-color", "green");
            #d1, #d2, #d3 {
                padding: 10px;
            #d1 {
                width: 100px;
                float: right;
                background: lightblue;
                margin-right: 80px;
                margin-left: 120px;
            #d2 {
                width: 100px;
                float: right;
                margin-right: 100px;
                background: yellow;
            #d3 {
                width: 100px;
                background: red;
            <!-- this div element will get selected -->
            <div id="d1" >This is 3.</div>
            <div id="d2" >This is 2.</div>
            <div id="d3" >This is 1.</div>

Before clicking on the div element (Red color):

After clicking on the div element and color of the div will change:

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