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jQuery Radio Button processing Example

To select a radio button in jQuery you have to use the selector $(':radio') or $('[type=radio]'). Because :radio is a jQuery extension and not part of the CSS specification, queries using :radio will be slower than [type="radio"] in modern browsers.


In this example we will learn the following
  • Find the Selected Radio Button and its Value
  • Reset the Radio Button Selection
  • Dynamically select a Radio Button by Relative Index Number
  • Dynamically select a Radio Button by the Value
jQuery Radio Button processing Example
jQuery Radio Button Check Selection

Source Code

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
<title>jQuery Radio Button Example</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/resources/themes/master.css" type="text/css" />
<style>
 
 DIV {
  margin-bottom: 10px;
 }
 
</style>
<link
 href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/themes/base/jquery-ui.css"
 rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script
 src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.js"
 type="text/javascript"></script>
<script
 src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/jquery-ui.min.js"
 type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/resources/scripts/mysamplecode.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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

 $("#checkNow").click(function(event){
  
  var $mySelection = $("input[name='yourCar'][type='radio']:checked");
  if($mySelection.length > 0){
   alert("You have selected: " + $mySelection.val()); 
  }
  else {
   alert("Please select the car you Drive"); 
  }
 
 });
 
 $("#byIndex").click(function(event){
  
  //same result you can choose to use either one
  $("input[name='yourCar']:radio")[4].checked = true;
  //OR
  $("input[name='yourCar']:radio:eq(4)").attr('checked',true);
 
 });
 
 $("#reset").click(function(event){
  
  var $radioButtons = $("input[name='yourCar']:radio");
  $radioButtons.attr('checked',false);
  
 });
 
 $("#byValue").click(function(event){
  
  var $radioButtons = $("input[name='yourCar']:radio");
  $radioButtons.each(function() {
   if($(this).val() === "Lexus"){
    $(this).attr('checked',true);
    return false;
   }
  });
 
 });
 
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
 <div id="allContent">
  <div id="myContent">
   <form id="samplecode" name="samplecode" method="POST" action="">
     <fieldset>
      <legend><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Radio Button Processing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></legend>
      <div>
       <label>
        <b>Select the Car you Drive ...</b>
       </label>
      </div>
      <div>
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="GMC" /> GMC
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="Honda" /> Honda
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="Hyundai" /> Hyundai
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="Lexus" /> Lexus
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="BMW" /> BMW
       <input type="radio" name="yourCar" value="Other" /> Other
      </div>
      <div>
       <input id="checkNow" type="button" value="Check Selected Car" />
       <input id="byIndex" type="button" value="Select BMW by Index" />
       <input id="reset" type="button" value="Reset any Selection" />
       <input id="byValue" type="button" value="Select Lexus by Value" />
      </div>
     </fieldset>
   </form>
  </div>
 </div>

 <div></div>
</body>
</html>