.toArray()Returns: Array

Description: Retrieve all the elements contained in the jQuery set, as an array.

  • version added: 1.4.toArray()

    • This method does not accept any arguments.

.toArray() returns all of the elements in the jQuery set:

alert( $( "li" ).toArray() );

All of the matched DOM nodes are returned by this call, contained in a standard array:

[<li id="foo">, <li id="bar">]


Select all divs in the document and return the DOM Elements as an Array; then use the built-in reverse() method to reverse that array.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>toArray demo</title>
  span {
    color: red;
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
Reversed - <span></span>
function disp( divs ) {
  var a = [];
  for ( var i = 0; i < divs.length; i++ ) {
    a.push( divs[ i ].innerHTML );
  $( "span" ).text( a.join( " " ) );
disp( $( "div" ).toArray().reverse() );


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