Amit Dhamu

Software Engineer

Select Nth Class of Element

If you have an element which has multiple classes and you want to get the 3rd for example, simply executing $('#element').prop('class') will not be enough as that will give you all class names in one string.

Instead, you can use the following function.

// Function
function getClassByN(element, n) {
    return $(element).prop("class").split(' ')[n];

<div id="notepad" class="right box rounded">My container with 3 classes</div>

// Usage
var first_class = getClassByN("#notepad", 0);
var second_class = getClassByN("#notepad", 1);
var third_class = getClassByN("#notepad", 2);

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