:checkbox Selector

Selects all elements of type checkbox.


$( ":checkbox" ) is equivalent to $( "[type=checkbox]" ). As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":") it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ("*") is implied. In other words, the bare $(':checkbox') is equivalent to $( "*:checkbox" ), so $( "input:checkbox" ) should be used instead.

Finds all checkbox inputs.

  <input type="button" value="Input Button" />
  <input type="checkbox" />

  <input type="checkbox" />
  <input type="file" />
  <input type="hidden" />

  <input type="image" />
  <input type="password" />
  <input type="radio" />

  <input type="reset" />
  <input type="submit" />
  <input type="text" />



textarea {
  height: 25px;
var input = $("form input:checkbox").wrap("<span></span>").parent().css({
  background: "yellow",
  border: "3px red solid",

  .text("For this type jQuery found " + input.length + ".")
  .css("color", "red");

// Prevent the form from submitting
$("form").submit(function (event) {

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