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

question about "this" in each() method

Hi there!

This is the task:

Inside the jQuery each() method, use prepend() to add an '<input type="checkbox"/>' to the beginning of each list item. Use the this keyword, so the callback function doesn't need any arguments.

I tried this:

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

It's giving me an error message, and I cannot figure out why.

<!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'/>");

2 Answers

Gabriel Plackey
Gabriel Plackey
11,064 Points

You need to call the $() function. $(this).prepend

Hi Gabriel Pierce-Lackey, can't believe I missed that. Have been looking at it all afternoon. Thanks!