:button Selector

button selector

Description: Selects all button elements and elements of type button.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( ":button" )

An equivalent selector to $( ":button" ) using valid CSS is $( "button, input[type='button']" ).

Additional Notes:

  • Because :button is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :button cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method. To achieve the best performance when using :button to select elements, first select the elements using a pure CSS selector, then use .filter(":button").


Find all button inputs and mark them.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>button demo</title>
  textarea {
    height: 35px;
  div {
    color: red;
  fieldset {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    border-width: 0;
  .marked {
    background-color: yellow;
    border: 3px red solid;
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
    <input type="button" value="Input Button">
    <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">
var input = $( ":button" ).addClass( "marked" );
$( "div" ).text( "For this type jQuery found " + input.length + "." );
// Prevent the form from submitting
$( "form" ).submit(function( event ) {


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