JQuery: Selecting by class and input type

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I would like to select a set of elements that are both of a certain input type (say, a checkbox) and have a certain class using jQuery. However, when I try the following:

 $("input:checkbox .myClass")

I don't get any items returned. How can I accomplish this in jQuery?

Best Solution

Your selector is looking for any descendants of a checkbox element that have a class of .myClass.

Try this instead:

$("input.myClass:checkbox")

Check it out in action.

I also tested this:

$("input:checkbox.myClass")

And it will also work properly. In my humble opinion this syntax really looks rather ugly, as most of the time I expect : style selectors to come last. As I said, though, either one will work.