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jQuery .get()

Learn all about the jQuery function .get().

The .get() method grants access to the DOM nodes underlying each jQuery object. If the value of index is out of bounds — less than the negative number of elements or equal to or greater than the number of elements — it returns undefined. Consider a simple unordered list:

<li id="foo">foo</li>
<li id="bar">bar</li>

With an index specified, .get( index ) retrieves a single element:

console.log( $( "li" ).get( 0 ) );

Since the index is zero-based, the first list item is returned:

<li id="foo">

Each jQuery object also masquerades as an array, so we can use the array dereferencing operator to get at the list item instead:

console.log( $( "li" )[ 0 ] );

However, this syntax lacks some of the additional capabilities of .get(), such as specifying a negative index:

console.log( $( "li" ).get( -1 ) );

A negative index is counted from the end of the matched set, so this example returns the last item in the list:

<li id="bar">