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jQuery - how to use parents function example

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Marcin
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Using jQuery it is possible to traverse elements with parents method in following ways.

1. parents method example

1.1. All parents example

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>
    
    div { padding: 5px; }
    
    #my-parent-3 { border: 3px solid red; }
    #my-parent-2 { border: 3px solid green; }
    #my-parent-1 { border: 3px solid orange; }
    
    #my-element {
    	border: 3px solid blue;
    }
    
  </style>
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.0.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="my-parent-3">
    <div id="my-parent-2">
      <div id="my-parent-1">
        <div id="my-element">My element...</div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <script>

    $(document).ready(function() {
        var element = $('#my-element');
      	var parents = element.parents();
      
      	parents.css('border-width', '10px');
    });
   
  </script>
</body>
</html>

1.2. Filtered parents example

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>
    
    div { padding: 5px; }
    
    #my-parent-3 { border: 3px solid red; }
    #my-parent-2 { border: 3px solid green; }
    #my-parent-1 { border: 3px solid orange; }
    
    #my-element { border: 3px solid blue; }
    
  </style>
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.0.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="my-parent-3" class="bound">
    <div id="my-parent-2" class="middle">
      <div id="my-parent-1" class="bound">
        <div id="my-element">My element...</div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <script>

    $(document).ready(function() {
        var element = $('#my-element');

        // 'div.bound' can be replaced with any css selector
      	var parents = element.parents('div.bound');
      
      	parents.css('border-width', '10px');
    });
   
  </script>
</body>
</html>
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