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How to check or uncheck radio button dynamically using jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery prop() method

You can use the jQuery prop() method to check or uncheck radio button dynamically such as on click of button or an hyperlink etc. The prop() method require jQuery 1.6 and above.

Let's check out the following example to understand how it basically works:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>jQuery Check/Uncheck Radio Button</title>
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
  • <script>
  • $(document).ready(function(){
  •     $(".check-male").click(function(){
  •         $("#male").prop("checked", true);
  •     });
  •     $(".check-female").click(function(){
  •         $("#female").prop("checked", true);
  •     });
  • });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <label><input type="radio" name="gender" id="male"> Male</label>
  •     <label><input type="radio" name="gender" id="female"> Female</label>
  •     <button type="button" class="check-male">I'm Male</button>
  •     <button type="button" class="check-female">I'm Female</button>  
  • </body>
  • </html>

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