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Positional match selector.

Shorthand version $(':animated')

Description

The :animated selector, selects all elements that are animating when the selector is run.

  • Being a jQuery extension the :animated pseudo selector is not part of any current CSS specification. Therefore :animated cannot take advantage of the performance boost provided by the native DOM querySelectorAll() method.
  • If this selector is not preceded by another selector, the universal selector ("*") is implied and so the whole DOM will be searched. Use another selector as in the example below to narrow the search and improve performance.
  • Using a custom jQuery build without the effects module such as jquery-3.5.1.slim.min.js will cause the :animated selector to throw an error.

Syntax

Signature Description
jQuery(':animated')Positional match

Parameters

None.

Return

N/A.


:animated Example Selectors  <<  Top

Selects all elements that are animating when the selector is run.

In the example below we toggle an orange background to currently animating effects.


Table For Testing :animated Selector
Table Row 0, Table Data 1 Table Row 0, Table Data 2
Table Row 1, Table Data 1 Table Row 1, Table Data 2
Table Row 2, Table Data 1 Table Row 2, Table Data 2
Table Row 3, Table Data 1 Table Row 3, Table Data 2
Table Row 4, Table Data 1 Table Row 4, Table Data 2
Table Row 5, Table Data 1 Table Row 5, Table Data 2



$(function(){

  $('#btn1').on('click', function() {
    $("td:animated").toggleClass("orange");
  });

  function toggleOrange() {
    $(".animating").slideToggle("slow", toggleOrange);
  }
  
  toggleOrange();

});


Press the button below to action the above code:

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