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How to check whether a checkbox is checked in jQuery?

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I need to check the checked property of a checkbox and perform an action based on the checked property using jQuery.

For example, if the age checkbox is checked, then I need to show a textbox to enter age, else hide the textbox.

But the following code returns false by default:

if($('#isAgeSelected').attr('checked')) {
    $("#txtAge").show();
} else {
    $("#txtAge").hide();
}

How do I successfully query the checked property?

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How do I successfully query the checked property?

The checked property of a checkbox DOM element will give you the checked state of the element.

Given your existing code, you could therefore do this:

if(document.getElementById('isAgeSelected').checked) {
    $("#txtAge").show();
} else {
    $("#txtAge").hide();
}

However, there’s a much prettier way to do this, using toggle:

$('#isAgeSelected').click(function() {
    $("#txtAge").toggle(this.checked);
});
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<input type="checkbox" id="isAgeSelected"/>
<div id="txtAge" style="display:none">Age is something</div>

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Use jQuery’s is() function:

if($("#isAgeSelected").is(':checked'))
    $("#txtAge").show();  // checked
else
    $("#txtAge").hide();  // unchecked

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Using jQuery > 1.6

<input type="checkbox" value="1" name="checkMeOut" id="checkMeOut" checked="checked" />

// traditional attr
$('#checkMeOut').attr('checked'); // "checked"
// new property method
$('#checkMeOut').prop('checked'); // true

Using the new property method:

if($('#checkMeOut').prop('checked')) {
    // something when checked
} else {
    // something else when not
}

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jQuery 1.6+

$('#isAgeSelected').prop('checked')

jQuery 1.5 and below

$('#isAgeSelected').attr('checked')

Any version of jQuery

// Assuming an event handler on a checkbox
if (this.checked)

All credit goes to Xian.

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I am using this and this is working absolutely fine:

$("#checkkBoxId").attr("checked") ? alert("Checked") : alert("Unchecked");

Note: If the checkbox is checked it will return true otherwise undefined, so better check for the “TRUE” value.

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Since jQuery 1.6, the behavior of jQuery.attr() has changed and users are encouraged not to use it to retrieve an element’s checked state. Instead, you should use jQuery.prop():

$("#txtAge").toggle(
    $("#isAgeSelected").prop("checked") // For checked attribute it returns true/false;
                                        // Return value changes with checkbox state
);

Two other possibilities are:

$("#txtAge").get(0).checked
$("#txtAge").is(":checked")

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This worked for me:

$get("isAgeSelected ").checked == true

Where isAgeSelected is the id of the control.

Also, @karim79’s answer works fine. I am not sure what I missed at the time I tested it.

Note, this is answer uses Microsoft Ajax, not jQuery

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If you are using an updated version of jquery, you must go for .prop method to resolve your issue:

$('#isAgeSelected').prop('checked') will return true if checked and false if unchecked. I confirmed it and I came across this issue earlier. $('#isAgeSelected').attr('checked') and $('#isAgeSelected').is('checked') is returning undefined which is not a worthy answer for the situation. So do as given below.

if($('#isAgeSelected').prop('checked')) {
    $("#txtAge").show();
} else {
    $("#txtAge").hide();
}

Hope it helps :)- Thanks.

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Use:

<input type="checkbox" name="planned_checked" checked id="planned_checked"> Planned

$("#planned_checked").change(function() {
    if($(this).prop('checked') == true) {
        alert("Checked Box Selected");
    } else {
        alert("Checked Box deselect");
    }
});
    $("#planned_checked").change(function() {
        if($(this).prop('checked') == true) {
            alert("Checked Box Selected");
        } else {
            alert("Checked Box deselect");
        }
    });
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<input type="checkbox" name="planned_checked" checked id="planned_checked"> Planned

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Using the Click event handler for the checkbox property is unreliable, as the checked property can change during the execution of the event handler itself!

Ideally, you’d want to put your code into a change event handler such as it is fired every time the value of the check box is changed (independent of how it’s done so).

$('#isAgeSelected').bind('change', function () {

   if ($(this).is(':checked'))
     $("#txtAge").show();
   else
     $("#txtAge").hide();
});

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I decided to post an answer on how to do that exact same thing without jQuery. Just because I’m a rebel.

var ageCheckbox = document.getElementById('isAgeSelected');
var ageInput = document.getElementById('txtAge');

// Just because of IE <333
ageCheckbox.onchange = function() {
    // Check if the checkbox is checked, and show/hide the text field.
    ageInput.hidden = this.checked ? false : true;
};

First you get both elements by their ID. Then you assign the checkboxe’s onchange event a function that checks whether the checkbox got checked and sets the hidden property of the age text field appropriately. In that example using the ternary operator.

Here is a fiddle for you to test it.

Addendum

If cross-browser compatibility is an issue then I propose to set the CSS display property to none and inline.

elem.style.display = this.checked ? 'inline' : 'none';

Slower but cross-browser compatible.

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I believe you could do this:

if ($('#isAgeSelected :checked').size() > 0)
{
    $("#txtAge").show(); 
} else { 
    $("#txtAge").hide();
}

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I ran in to the exact same issue. I have an ASP.NET checkbox

<asp:CheckBox ID="chkBox1" CssClass='cssChkBox1' runat="server" />

In the jQuery code I used the following selector to check if the checkbox was checked or not, and it seems to work like a charm.

if ($("'.cssChkBox1 input[type=checkbox]'").is(':checked'))
{ ... } else { ... }

I’m sure you can also use the ID instead of the CssClass,

if ($("'#cssChkBox1 input[type=checkbox]'").is(':checked'))
{ ... } else { ... }

I hope this helps you.

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$(selector).attr('checked') !== undefined

This returns true if the input is checked and false if it is not.

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My way of doing this is:

if ( $("#checkbox:checked").length ) {       
    alert("checkbox is checked");
} else {
    alert("checkbox is not checked");
}

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$(document).ready(function() {    
    $('#agecheckbox').click(function() {
        if($(this).is(":checked"))
        {
            $('#agetextbox').show();
        } else {
            $('#agetextbox').hide();
        }
    });
});

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This works for me:

/* isAgeSelected being id for checkbox */

$("#isAgeSelected").click(function(){
  $(this).is(':checked') ? $("#txtAge").show() : $("#txtAge").hide();
});

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There are many ways to check if a checkbox is checked or not:

Way to check using jQuery

if (elem.checked)
if ($(elem).prop("checked"))
if ($(elem).is(":checked"))
if ($(elem).attr('checked'))

Check example or also document:

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You can use this code:

$('#isAgeSelected').click(function(){
   console.log(this.checked);
   if(this.checked == true) {
        $("#txtAge").show();
    } else {
       $("#txtAge").hide();
   }
});

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You can use:

  if(document.getElementById('isAgeSelected').checked)
    $("#txtAge").show();  
  else
    $("#txtAge").hide();

if($("#isAgeSelected").is(':checked'))
  $("#txtAge").show();  
else
  $("#txtAge").hide();

Both of them should work.

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1) If your HTML markup is:

<input type="checkbox"  />

attr used:

$(element).attr("checked"); // Will give you undefined as initial value of checkbox is not set

If prop is used:

$(element).prop("checked"); // Will give you false whether or not initial value is set

2) If your HTML markup is:

 <input type="checkbox"  checked="checked" />// May be like this also  checked="true"

attr used:

$(element).attr("checked") // Will return checked whether it is checked="true"

Prop used:

$(element).prop("checked") // Will return true whether checked="checked"

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Toggle: 0/1 or else

<input type="checkbox" id="nolunch" />
<input id="checklunch />"

    $('#nolunch').change(function () {
    if ($(this).is(':checked')) {
        $('#checklunch').val('1');
    };
    if ($(this).is(':checked') == false) {
        $('#checklunch').val('0');
    };
});

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The top answer didn’t do it for me. This did though:

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function(){

        $("#li_13").click(function(){
            if($("#agree").attr('checked')){
                $("#saveForm").fadeIn();
            }
            else
            {
                $("#saveForm").fadeOut();
            }
        });
    });
</script>

Basically when the element #li_13 is clicked, it checks if the element # agree (which is the checkbox) is checked by using the .attr('checked') function. If it is then fadeIn the #saveForm element, and if not fadeOut the saveForm element.

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Use this:

if ($('input[name="salary_in.Basic"]:checked').length > 0)

The length is greater than zero if the checkbox is checked.

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This is some different method to do the same thing:

$(document).ready(function (){

    $('#isAgeSelected').click(function() {
        // $("#txtAge").toggle(this.checked);

        // Using a pure CSS selector
        if ($(this.checked)) {
            alert('on check 1');
        };

        // Using jQuery's is() method
        if ($(this).is(':checked')) {
            alert('on checked 2');
        };

        //  // Using jQuery's filter() method
        if ($(this).filter(':checked')) {
            alert('on checked 3');
        };
    });
});
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<input type="checkbox" id="isAgeSelected"/>
<div id="txtAge" style="display:none">Age is something</div>

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This example is for button.

Try the following:

<input type="button" class="check" id="checkall" value="Check All" />  &nbsp; <input type="button" id="remove" value="Delete" /> <br/>

<input type="checkbox" class="cb-element"  value="1" /> Checkbox  1 <br/>
<input type="checkbox" class="cb-element"  value="2" /> Checkbox  2 <br/>
<input type="checkbox" class="cb-element"  value="3" /> Checkbox  3 <br/>


$('#remove').attr('disabled', 'disabled'); 

$(document).ready(function() {  

    $('.cb-element').click(function() {

        if($(this).prop('checked'))
        {
            $('#remove').attr('disabled', false);
        }
        else
        {
            $('#remove').attr('disabled', true);
        }
    });   

    $('.check:button').click(function()
{
    var checked = !$(this).data('checked');
    $('input:checkbox').prop('checked', checked);
    $(this).data('checked', checked);

    if(checked == true)
    {
        $(this).val('Uncheck All');
         $('#remove').attr('disabled', false);
    }

    else if(checked == false)
    {
        $(this).val('Check All');
        $('#remove').attr('disabled', true);
    }
});
});

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Though you have proposed a JavaScript solution for your problem (displaying a textbox when a checkbox is checked), this problem could be solved just by css. With this approach, your form works for users who have disabled JavaScript.

Assuming that you have the following HTML:

<label for="show_textbox">Show Textbox</label>
<input id="show_textbox" type="checkbox" />
<input type="text" />

You can use the following CSS to achieve the desired functionality:

 #show_textbox:not(:checked) + input[type=text] {display:none;}

For other scenarios, you may think of appropriate CSS selectors.

Here is a Fiddle to demonstrate this approach.

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if($("#checkkBoxId").is(':checked')){
  alert("Checked=true");
}

or

if($("#checkkBoxId").attr('checked') == true){
  alert("checked=true");
}

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I am using this:

 <input type="checkbox" id="isAgeSelected" value="1" /> <br/>
 <input type="textbox" id="txtAge" />

 $("#isAgeSelected").is(':checked') ? $("#txtAge").show() : $("#txtAge").hide();

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I think it will be the simple one

$('#isAgeSelected').change(function() {
    if($(this).is(":checked")) {
        $('#txtAge').show();
    }
else{
        $('#txtAge').hide();
    }                                          
});