check / uncheck checkbox using jquery?


I have some input text fields in my page and am displaying their values using JavaScript.

I am using .set("value","") function to edit the value, add an extra checkbox field, and to pass a value.

Here I want to check that if value == 1, then this checkbox should be checked. Otherwise, it should remain unchecked.

I did this by using two divs, but I am not feeling comfortable with that, is there any other solution?

if(value == 1) {
} else{

This question is tagged with jquery jquery-ui

~ Asked on 2013-07-02 08:09:42

The Best Answer is


For jQuery 1.6+ :

.attr() is deprecated for properties; use the new .prop() function instead as:

$('#myCheckbox').prop('checked', true); // Checks it
$('#myCheckbox').prop('checked', false); // Unchecks it

For jQuery < 1.6:

To check/uncheck a checkbox, use the attribute checked and alter that. With jQuery you can do:

$('#myCheckbox').attr('checked', true); // Checks it
$('#myCheckbox').attr('checked', false); // Unchecks it

Cause you know, in HTML, it would look something like:

<input type="checkbox" id="myCheckbox" checked="checked" /> <!-- Checked -->
<input type="checkbox" id="myCheckbox" /> <!-- Unchecked -->

However, you cannot trust the .attr() method to get the value of the checkbox (if you need to). You will have to rely in the .prop() method.

~ Answered on 2013-07-02 08:12:23


You can use prop() for this, as Before jQuery 1.6, the .attr() method sometimes took property values into account when retrieving some attributes, which could cause inconsistent behavior. As of jQuery 1.6, the .prop() method provides a way to explicitly retrieve property values, while .attr() retrieves attributes.

var prop=false;
if(value == 1) {

or simply,

$('#checkbox').prop('checked',(value == 1));


$(document).ready(function() {_x000D_
  var chkbox = $('.customcheckbox');_x000D_
  $(".customvalue").keyup(function() {_x000D_
    chkbox.prop('checked', this.value==1);_x000D_
<script src=""></script>_x000D_
<h4>This is a domo to show check box is checked_x000D_
if you enter value 1 else check box will be unchecked </h4>_x000D_
Enter a value:_x000D_
<input type="text" value="" class="customvalue">_x000D_
<br>checkbox output :_x000D_
<input type="checkbox" class="customcheckbox">

~ Answered on 2013-07-02 08:13:59

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