This tutorial highlights the benefits of JQuery wildcard selector (*) with simple examples. Wildcard selector used for selecting all the elements in the page. It is wildcard method and will selects all the elements in the document. It is also called universal selector, because it selects all the elements which are available in the document. It matches any element type.
JQuery Wildcard * Syntax
It contains parameter called * is a symbolic star which selects all the elements in the document.
JQuery Wildcard * Example
<title>JQuery Wildcard * Selector</title>
<h2>JQuery Wildcard * Selector Example</h2>
$("*").css("text-shadow", "5px 5px orange");
<h3>Wildcard selector is one of the selector of JQuery selectors</h3>
<h3>It selects all the elements in the document</h3>
<h3>It is also called universal selector</h3>
- $(“*”).css(“text-shadow”, “5px 5px orange”); line defines wildcard * selector which selects all the elements in the document. It uses CSS text shadow property, which binds shadows to the text.
- When we run the above script, the wildcard * selector selects all the elements and attaches shadow text property to the statements which are defined under the body tag.
When you run the above example, you would get the following output: