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jQuery Events: Explained in Simple Terms

What are Events in jQuery?

Events are the different visitor actions that a web page can respond to.

A jQuery event is a representation of the exact moment when something occurs.

Examples of events in jQuery

  • dragging the mouse over a component

  • selecting a radio button

  • selecting an element

The term "fires/fired" is frequently used for events.

Here are a few examples of DOM events:

Events in jQuery

jQuery Syntax For Event Methods

Most DOM events have an equivalent jQuery method in jQuery.

You can do the following to assign a click event to all paragraphs on a page:

$("p"). click();

The following step is to specify what should happen if the event occurs. But, first, a function must be passed to the event:

  // enter your action here!!
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