Not class selector in jQuery

Given a list of elements and the task is to not select a particular class using JQuery.

  • jQuery :not() Selector: This selector selects all elements except the specified element.

    Syntax:

    $(":not(selector)")

    Parameters: It contains single parameter selector which is required. It specifies the element which do not select. This parameter accepts all kind of selector.

  • jQuery not() Method: This method returns elements that do not match a defined condition. This method specifies a condition. Elements that do not match the condition are returned, and those that match will be removed. Mostly this method is used to remove one or more than one elements from a group of selected elements.

    Syntax:

    $(selector).not(condition, function(index))
    

    Parameters:

    • condition: This parameter is optional. It specifies a selector expression, a jQuery object or one or more than one elements to be removed from a group of selected elements.
    • function(index): This parameter is optional. It specifies a function to run for every element in a group. If it returns true, the element is removed else, the element is kept.
      • index: It specifies the index position of the element in the set

Example 1: In this example first all classes of starting GFG- are selected then class GFG-1 is removed from the selection using .not() method.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            Not class selector in jQuery.
        </title>
          
        <script src
        </script>
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center;"
      
        <h1 id = "h" style = "color:green;"
            GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1>
  
        <p id = "GFG" style
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            click on button to change the text content
            of all classes except GFG-1 
        </p>
          
        <p class = "GFG-1" style
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-1
        </p>
  
        <p class = "GFG-2" style =
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-2
        </p>
          
        <p class = "GFG-3" style =
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-3
        </p>
          
        <button id = "button">
            Click here
        </button>
          
        <p class = "GFG" style =
            "color:green; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <script
            $("button").on('click', function() {
                $('p[class^="GFG-"]').not('.GFG-1').text("new Content");
                $(".GFG").text("Text content changed")
            });         
        </script
    </body
</html>                    

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 2: In this example, first all classes of starting GFG- are selected then class GFG-1 is removed from the selection using :not selector.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            Not class selector in jQuery.
        </title>
          
        <script src
        </script>
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center;"
      
        <h1 id = "h" style = "color:green;"
            GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1>
  
        <p id = "GFG" style =
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            click on button to change the text content
            of all classes except GFG-1 
        </p>
          
        <p class = "GFG-1" style =
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-1
        </p>
          
        <p class = "GFG-2" style =
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-2
        </p>
          
        <p class = "GFG-3" style
            "font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;">
            GFG-3
        </p>
          
        <button id = "button">
            Click here
        </button>
          
        <p class = "GFG" style =
            "color:green; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold;">
        </p>
          
        <script>         
            $("button").on('click', function() {
                $('p[class^="GFG-"]:not(.GFG-1)').text("new Content");
                $(".GFG").text("Text content changed")
            });         
        </script
    </body
</html>                    

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:


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