jQuery Get Button Text

In this tutorial we will learn how to Get Button Text with jQuery. jQuery click() method and text() method can be used to get the text of the button.

jQuery click() method

jQuery click() method triggers the click event or it attaches the function execution with the click event of HTML element.

In this example click() method is used to execute a function which will get the text of button tag.

jQuery text() method

jQuery text() method sets or returns the text content of the selected HTML tag.

In this example text() method will return the text of clicked button.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a button tag with text inside and a defined id.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Get Button Text</title> 
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>    
</head>             
<body>
    
<button id="btn">Click Me!</button>
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, jQuery click() method will trigger a function.

Inside this function text() method is used to get the text of button.

$('#btn') is an id selector used to select the button tag.

$(this) refers to the button which has triggered the click event.

The text of button is then displayed using alert() method.

<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
  $('#btn').click(function(){
    var text = $(this).text();
    alert(text);
  });   
});
</script>

We can also use jQuery html() method to get the text of button element.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
     var text = $(this).html();    
     alert(text);  
    });
});
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

Watch video tutorial on How To Get Button Text in jQuery.

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