How To Get Input Value In Jquery

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library that allows us to easily manipulate HTML elements, handle events, create animations, and perform AJAX operations, among other things. In this blog post, we will discuss how to get the value of an input element using jQuery.

Getting Started with jQuery

First, let’s make sure we have jQuery included in our HTML file. If you don’t have the jQuery library yet, you can include it via a CDN, like this:

    <script src=""></script>

HTML Setup

Let’s create a simple HTML form with an input field and a button:

    <form id="myForm">
        <input type="text" id="myInput" placeholder="Enter your text here">
        <button type="button" id="submitButton">Submit</button>

Getting Input Value with jQuery

Now, let’s write the jQuery code to get the value of the input field when the user clicks on the “Submit” button. We will use the val() method in jQuery to achieve this:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        $('#submitButton').click(function() {
            var inputValue = $('#myInput').val();
            console.log('Input Value:', inputValue);

In the code above, we first wait for the document to be fully loaded using the $(document).ready() method. Then, we attach a click event listener to the button with the ID #submitButton using the click() method.

Inside the click event handler function, we use the val() method on the input element with the ID #myInput to get its value. Finally, we log the input value to the console.


And that’s it! You now know how to get the value of an input element using jQuery. The val() method is a simple and powerful way to interact with form elements in your web applications.