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jQuery | empty() with Examples

  • Last Updated : 13 Feb, 2019

The empty() method is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to remove all child nodes and its content for the selected elements.

Syntax:

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$(selector).empty()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns the selected element with the specified changes made by empty() method.



Below example illustrates the empty() method in jQuery:

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>The empty Method</title>
        <script src=
        </script>
          
        <!-- jQuery code to show the working of this method -->
        <script>
            $(document).ready(function() {
                $("button").click(function() {
                    $("body").empty();
                });
            });
        </script>
        <style>
            div {
                width: 200px;
                height: 100px;
                margin: 10px;
                padding: 20px;
                background-color: lightgreen;
                font-weight: bold;
                font-size: 20px;
            }
               
            button {
                margin: 10px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div>
            Hello !
            <p>Welcome to <span>GeeksforGeeks</span>.</p>
        </div>
        <!-- click on this button to see the change -->
        <button>Click here..!</button>
    </body>
</html>

Output:
Before click on the button:

After click on the button nothing will display:




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