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JavaScript jQuery Basics Working with jQuery Collections The .each() method

prepending a HTML string using JQuerys prepend method prepends a string instead.

In one of the challenges I am trying to prepend a checkbox to each list item in a list, however, using the following code, it prepends a string instead.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <h2>My Favorite Things</h2>

    <ul class="favorite-things">

    <script src="app.js"></script>
$('.favorite-things li').each(function() {
  this.prepend('<input type="checkbox"/>');

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

Inside "each", a "this" represents an HTML Element and not a jQuery object. Both HTML Elements and jQuery objects have a "prepend" method, but they work differently.

If you want the jQuery method, you need to convert "this" to a jQuery object:

  $(this).prepend('<input type="checkbox"/>');

Thank you, that makes sense.