Selects all elements that are enabled.
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
$( ":enabled" ) is equivalent to
$( "*:enabled" ), so
$( "input:enabled" ) or similar should be used instead.
Although their resulting selections are usually the same,
:enabled selector is subtly different from
:enabled selects elements that have their boolean disabled property strictly equal to false, while
:not([disabled]) selects elements that do not have a disabled attribute set (regardless of its value).
:enabled selector should only be used for selecting HTML elements that support the
disabled attribute (
Find all input elements that are enabled.
<form> <input name="email" disabled="disabled" /> <input name="id" /> </form>
$("input:enabled").val("this is it");