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jQuery serialize()

jQuery serialize() method is used to create a text string in standard URL-encoded notation. It is used in form controls like <input>, <textarea>, <select> etc. It serializes the form values so that its serialized values can be used in the URL query string while making an AJAX request.


  1. $ (selector).serialize()

jQuery serialize() example

Let’s take an example which serializes a form values.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html>
  3. <head>
  4.   <script src=“”></script>
  5. <script>
  6. $(document).ready(function(){
  7.     $(“button”).click(function(){
  8.         $(“div”).text($(“form”).serialize());
  9.     });
  10. });
  11. </script>
  12. </head>
  13. <body>
  14. <form action=“”>
  15.   First name: <input type=“text” name=“FirstName” value=“Sonoo”><br>
  16.   Last name: <input type=“text” name=“LastName” value=“Jaiswal”><br>
  17. </form>
  18. <button>Serialize form values</button>
  19. <div></div>
  20. </body>
  21. </html>

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Note: Only successful controls are serialized to the string. It is not possible to serialize the form submitted by a submit button unless the form was submitted using a button.