Tutorial :jQuery Selector: Id Ends With?


Is there a selector that I can query for elements with an ID that ends with a given string?

Say I have a element with an id of "ctl00$ContentBody$txtTitle". How can I get this by passing just "txtTitle"?


If you know the element type then: (eg: replace 'element' with 'div')


If you don't know the element type:


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// the old way, needs exact ID: document.getElementById("hi").value = "kk";  $(function() {    $("[id$='txtTitle']").val("zz");  });
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>  <input id="ctl_blabla_txtTitle" type="text" />


The answer to the question is $("[id$='txtTitle']"), as Mark Hurd answered, but for those who, like me, want to find all the elements with an id which starts with a given string (for example txtTitle), try this (doc) :


If you want to select elements which id contains a given string (doc) :


If you want to select elements which id is not a given string (doc) :


(it also matches the elements that don't have the specified attribute)

If you want to select elements which id contains a given word, delimited by spaces (doc) :


If you want to select elements which id is equal to a given string or starting with that string followed by a hyphen (doc) :





edit: 4 seconds late :P



It's not strictly necessary to quote the text fragment you are matching against


It's safer to add the underscore or $ to the term you're searching for so it's less likely to match other elements which end in the same ID:


(where element is the type of element you're trying to find - eg div, input etc.

(Note, you're suggesting your IDs tend to have $ signs in them, but I think .NET 2 now tends to use underscores in the ID instead, so my example uses an underscore).


An example: to select all <a>s with ID ending in _edit:





Since this is ASP.NET, you can simply use the ASP <%= %> tag to print the generated ClientID of txtTitle:

$('<%= txtTitle.ClientID %>')  

This will result in...


... when the page is rendered.

Note: In Visual Studio, Intellisense will yell at you for putting ASP tags in JavaScript. You can ignore this as the result is valid JavaScript.


Try this:

<asp:HiddenField ID="0858674_h" Value="0" runat="server" />    var test = $(this).find('[id*="_h"').val();  


In order to find an iframe id ending with "iFrame" within a page containing many iframes.

jQuery(document).ready(function (){                         jQuery("iframe").each(function(){                                           if( jQuery(this).attr('id').match(/_iFrame/) ) {                              alert(jQuery(this).attr('id'));                         }                                       });                });  

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