Get Class of Clicked Element Using JQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Get Class of Clicked Element Using JQuery. The target Event Property and HTML DOM className Property are used for this.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, This code contains three main HTML elements which include button, input element and a paragraph element. All three elements have different classes assigned to them.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Get Class of Clicked Element Using JQuery</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
</head> 
<body>
<div id='main-div'>
    <button class="red">Button</button>
    <input type='submit' class="blue" value="Submit">
    <p class="yellow">My Class is Yellow.</p>
</div>
</body>
</html>

target Event Property

The target Event Property returns the HTML element that has triggered the event.

It is supported by all major browsers.

HTML DOM className Property

The HTML DOM className Property sets or returns the class name of HTML element.

It is also supported by all major browsers.

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, In this code the all jquery selector (*) is used which selects all HTML elements in the document. Then on mouse click event, a function is executed.

This function will then read the class name of clicked html element using target property and className property.

Take a look at the code given below.

<script>
$("#main-div").children().on("click", function(event){
    var cl=event.target.className;
    alert(cl);
})  
</script>

Demo

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