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jQuery Events

jQuery events are the actions that can be detected by your web application. They are used to create dynamic web pages. An event shows the exact moment when something happens.

These are some examples of events.

  • A mouse click
  • An HTML form submission
  • A web page loading
  • A keystroke on the keyboard
  • Scrolling of the web page etc.

These events can be categorized on the basis their types:


Mouse Events

  • click
  • dblclick
  • mouseenter
  • mouseleave


Keyboard Events

  • keyup
  • keydown
  • keypress


Form Events

  • submit
  • change
  • blur
  • focus


Document/Window Events

  • load
  • unload
  • scroll
  • resize

Note: A term "fires" is generally used with events. For example: The click event fires in the moment you press a key.


Syntax for event methods

Most of the DOM events have an equivalent jQuery method. To assign a click events to all paragraph on a page, do this:


jQuery Events Example


jQuery Events Code


jQuery Events Tutorial