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How to check if an element is hidden using jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

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". Let's see how it works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Test If an Element is Hidden</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<script>
$(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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