How to check if an element is hidden using jQuery

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Answer: Use the jQuery :hidden Selector

The jQuery :hidden selector can be used to test whether an element is hidden or not on a page. You can also use this selector to test the elements whose width and height are set to 0 as well as the form elements with the attribute type="hidden".

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>jQuery Test If an Element is Hidden</title>
  • <script src=""></script>
  • <script type="text/javascript">
  •     $(document).ready(function(){
  •         $("button").click(function(){
  •             // show hide paragraph on button click
  •             $("p").toggle("slow", function(){
  •                 // check paragraph once toggle effect is completed
  •                 if($("p").is(":hidden")){
  •                     alert("The paragraph  is hidden.");
  •                 } else{
  •                     alert("The paragraph  is visible.");
  •                 }
  •             });
  •         });
  •     });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <button type="button">Toggle Paragraph Display</button>
  •     <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet adipi elit...</p>
  • </body> 
  • </html>

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