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jQuery | prepend() with Examples

  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2021

The prepend() method is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to insert a specified content at the beginning of the selected element.
 

Syntax:  

$(selector).prepend(content, function)

Parameters: This method accept two parameters as mentioned above and described below:  

  • content: It is required parameter which is used to specify the content need to be inserted.
  • function: It is optional parameter which is used to specify the function to perform after call.

Return Value: This method returns the selected element with the specified changes made by prepend() method.
Below examples illustrate the prepend() method in jQuery:
Example 1: This example does not contains optional parameter.  

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
       <title>The prepend Method</title>
       <script src="
       </script>
        
       <!-- jQuery code to show the working of this method -->
       <script>
         $(document).ready(function(){
             $("button").click(function(){
                 $("p").prepend("Welcome to  ");
             });
         });
       </script>
       <style>
         div {
             width: 350px;
             height: 100px;
             font-weight: bold;
             padding:20px;
             font-size: 25px;
             border: 2px solid green;
         }
      </style>
   </head>
   <body>
      <div>
          
<p>GeeksforGeeks!</p>
 
         <!-- Click on this button to see the change -->
         <button>Click Here!</button>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

Output: 
Before click on the button: 
 



After click on the button: 
 

Example 2: This example contains optional parameter. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>The prepend Method</title>
        <script src=
        </script>
         
        <!-- jQuery code to show the working of this method -->
        <script>
            $(document).ready(function() {
                $("button").click(function() {
                    $("p").prepend(function() {
                        return "<b>Hello  ";
                        
                    });
                });
            });
        </script>
        <style>
            div {
                width: 350px;
                height: 100px;
                font-weight: bold;
                padding:20px;
                font-size: 25px;
                border: 2px solid green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div>
             
<p>Contributor!</p>
 
             
            <!-- Click on this button to see the change -->
            <button>Click Here!</button>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

Output: 
Before click on the button: 
 

After click on the button: 
 




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