jQuery clone() Method

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jQuery clone() Method

The jQuery clone() method creates a deep copy of the set of matched elements, including child nodes, text and attributes.

The following example will clone the element without event handlers.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery clone() Method</h1> <p class="point">Try to click on this paragraph as well</p> <button>clone</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ // clone(false) $("p").clone().appendTo("body"); }); $(".point").click(function(){ alert("you clicked"); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

$(selector).clone(bool);

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
boolOptionalSpecifies that whether the event handlers should also be copied or not.
Possible values are
  • true - event handlers should be copied
  • false - event handlers should not be copied
Default value of bool is false.

clone() with Event Handlers

The following example will clone the element with event handlers.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery clone() Method</h1> <p class="point">Try to click on this paragraph as well</p> <button>clone</button> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("button").click(function(){ $("p").clone(true).appendTo("body"); }); $(".point").click(function(){ alert("you clicked"); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

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