.toArray() in JQuery


Description: Retrieve all the DOM elements contained in the jQuery set, as an array.

  • version added: 1.4.toArray()

.toArray() returns all of the elements in the jQuery set:


All of the matched DOM nodes are returned by this call, contained in a standard array:

[<li id=”foo”>, <li id=”bar”>]


Selects all divs in the document and returns the DOM Elements as an Array, then uses the built-in reverse-method to reverse that array.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  span { color:red; }
  <script src="/scripts/jquery-1.4.js"></script>
	Reversed - <span></span>


    function disp(divs) {
      var a = [];
      for (var i = 0; i < divs.length; i++) {
      $("span").text(a.join(" "));
    disp( $("div").toArray().reverse() );

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