:input Selector

input selector

Description: Selects all input, textarea, select and button elements.

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

The :input selector basically selects all form controls.

Additional Notes:

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


Finds all input elements.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>input demo</title>
  textarea {
    height: 25px;
  <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">
<div id="messages"></div>
var allInputs = $( ":input" );
var formChildren = $( "form > *" );
$( "#messages" ).text( "Found " + allInputs.length + " inputs and the form has " +
  formChildren.length + " children." );
$( "form" ).submit(function( event ) {


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