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.before() method in Jquery


The jQuery before() method is used to insert content before the selected element.


  • $(selector).before(content)
  • $(selector).before(content, function(index))  
Content It specifies the content which need to append.
Function(index) It specifies the function that returns the content which used to insert.

index: Get the index position of the element in the set

Passing Function:

.before() supports passing a function that returns the elements to insert like as below. It can accept any number of additional arguments like prepend(), after().



By clicking the button, “this is Newly added text” will append befor the selected div (divcontainer).


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