If you are newbie developer and looking for a quick jQuery snippet that selects and deselects multiple checkboxes by clicking “Select All” checkbox (exactly like in Gmail), here’s one that might be useful for your HTML form. I’ve used this one in various occasions and it has proved to be very consistent every time.
As you can see in the picture below, we have multiple checkboxes, and we want toggle the select state of checkboxes when we click “Select All” box.
What happens in this code is when user clicks “Select All” checkbox, the code first checks the status of checkbox with id “selecctall”, and loops thought each checkbox with class “checkbox1″ and applies “selecctall” checkbox status to all other checkboxes. The jQuery code:
The HTML :