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jQuery | prevUntil() with Examples

  • Last Updated : 13 Feb, 2019

The prevUntil() is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to find all the previous sibling elements between two given elements. Siblings are those having same parent element in DOM Tree. Document Object Model(DOM) is a World Wide Web Consortium standard. This defines for accessing elements in the DOM tree.
Syntax:

$(selector1).nextUntil(selector2)

Parameters: It accepts a parameter “selector2” which is the last selected element before which siblings are going to be found.
Return Value: It returns all the siblings between “selector1” and “selector2”.

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

Code #1:

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<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        .sib * {
            display: block;
            border: 2px solid lightgrey;
            color: black;
            padding: 5px;
            margin: 15px;
        }
    </style>
               jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("li.start").prevUntil("li.stop").css({
                "color": "black",
                "border": "2px solid green"
            });
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="width:400px;" class="sib">
        <ul>
            This is parent !!!
            <li class="stop">list 1 !!!</li>
            <li>first list !</li>
            <li>second list !</li>
            <li>third list !</li>
            <li class="start">list 5 !!!</li>
            <li>other sibling</li>
            <li>other sibling</li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

In the above code, all the previous elements (or siblings) between “list 5” and “list 1” get highlighted with green color.
Output:

Code #2:




<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        .sib * {
            display: block;
            border: 2px solid lightgrey;
            color: black;
            padding: 5px;
            margin: 15px;
        }
    </style>
           jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("li.start").prevUntil("li.stop").css({
                "color": "black",
                "border": "2px solid green"
            });
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="width:400px;" class="sib">
        <ul>
            This is parent !!!
            <li class="stop">list 1 !!!</li>
            <li>first list !</li>
            <li>second list !</li>
            <li>third list !</li>
            <li>fourth list !</li>
            <li>fifth list !</li>
            <li class="start">list 7 !!!</li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

In the above code, all the previous elements (or siblings) between “list 7” and “list 1” get highlighted with green color.
Output:




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