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The detach() is an inbuilt method in jQuery that removes the selected elements from the DOM tree including all text and child nodes but it keeps the data and the events. Document Object Model (DOM) is a World Wide Web Consortium standard. This defines accessing elements in the DOM tree.



Parameter: It does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: It returns the selected element with all removed texts and child nodes.

jQuery code to show the working of this method:

Example 1: In the below code, all the paragraph elements will detached.


    <script src=
        //jQuery code to show detach method working
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("button").click(function () {
        body {
            display: block;
            width: 400px;
            height: 250px;
            padding: 20px;
            border: 2px solid green;
            font-size: 25px;
    <div> This is the div part !</div>
    <!-- This paragraphs get detached -->
    <p>This is the first paragraph !</p>
    <p>This is the second paragraph !</p>
    <button>Click Me !</button>



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Last Updated : 10 Jul, 2023
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