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How to check if a checkbox has been checked using JQuery

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 9 sec read >

The following code checks if a checkbox has been checked

var checkBox = $("input[name='myCheckBox']:checked").val(); 
 
if(checkBox == 'on'){
   alert('CHECKED!!');
}else{
   alert('NOT CHECKED');
}

myCheckBox is the name of the checkbox element

e.g.

<input type="checkbox" name="myCheckBox" />

Last Updated On March 21, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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