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jQuery prependTo() method

The prependTo() method is used to add the additional content at the beginning of the selected element. It performs the same task as the jQuery prepend() method. There is only a syntactical difference between prepend() and prependTo() methods.

If we have to insert the content at the end, we can either use the append() or appendTo() method.

Syntax:

The content and selector mentioned in the above syntax are the mandatory parameters. The parameter values used in the prependTo() method are described as follows -

content: It is a mandatory parameter. It specifies the content required to be inserted. It must include the HTML tags.

selector: It is also a mandatory parameter. It specifies the element on which the content will be prepended. It can be a tag name, class name, or id of an element.

Let's see an illustration to understand the working of the prependTo() method.

Example

In this example, we are using the prependTo() method to insert the content before the paragraph elements. Here, there are two paragraph elements. When user will click the given button, a span element with some text will be added before the paragraph elements inside the border.

If we use the prepend() method instead, the output will be the same. As we mentioned above, there is only a syntactical difference between both methods.

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Output

After the execution of the above code, the output will be -

jQuery prependTo() method

After clicking the given button, the output will be -

jQuery prependTo() method




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