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ASP.NET jQuery Cookbook - Second Edition by Sonal Aneel Allana

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Selecting a control by its attribute

In this recipe, we will select ASP.NET controls based on a particular attribute they have. The demonstration uses the NavigateUrl property of ASP.NET Hyperlink controls, which is rendered as an href attribute of the anchor tag. The constructs used are summarized as follows:

Construct

Type

Description

$("#identifier")

jQuery selector

This selects an element based on its ID

.addClass()

jQuery selector

This adds the specified CSS class to each matched element

[attribute*="value"]

jQuery selector

This selects an element with the specified attribute containing the string "value"

.click()

jQuery event binder

This binds a handler to the click event of an element

event.preventDefault()

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