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jQuery | focus() with Examples

  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

The focus() is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to focus on an element. The element get focused by the mouse click or by the tab-navigating button.
Syntax:

$(selector).focus(function)

Here selector is the selected element.
Parameter: It accepts an optional parameter “function” which specifies the function to run when the focus event occurs.
Return Value: It returns the selected element which get focused.

jQuery code to show the working of focus() method:

Code #1:
In the below code, a function is passed to this method.




<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        span {
            display: none;
        }
          
        body {
            width: 35%;
            height: 50px;
            border: 2px solid green;
            padding: 35px;
            margin: 10px;
        }
    </style>
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <!-- this paragraph element get focused -->
    <p>
        <input type="text"> <span>focused</span></p>
  
    <!-- jQuery cdee to show working of this method -->
    <script>
        $("input").focus(function() {
            $(this).next("span").css("display", "inline");
        });
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before the mouse clicking inside of the input field-

After the mouse clicking inside of the input field with text “GeeksforGeeks”-



Code #2:
In the below code, no parameter is passed to this method.




<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        span {
            display: none;
        }
          
        body {
            width: 30%;
            height: 50px;
            border: 2px solid green;
            padding: 35px;
            margin: 10px;
        }
    </style>
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <!-- this paragraph element get focused -->
    <p>
        <input type="text"> <span>focused</span></p>
  
    <!-- jQuery code to show working of this method -->
    <script>
        $("input").focus();
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before the mouse is clicked inside of the input field-

After the mouse is clicked inside of the input field with text “GeeksforGeeks”-

jQuery is an open source JavaScript library that simplifies the interactions between an HTML/CSS document, It is widely famous with it’s philosophy of “Write less, do more”.
You can learn jQuery from the ground up by following this jQuery Tutorial and jQuery Examples.




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