troubleshooting Question

How can I check the "checked" status of a checkbox in JQuery?

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Bruce GustFlag for United States of America asked on
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I've been at this for a while to no avail.

Seems like this should be easy...

Here's what I'm doing:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>JQuery Example</title>
<link href="css/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.0.min.js"></script>
</head>

<body>

Spouse <input type="checkbox" id="spouse_check">

<script>
$(document).ready(function() {

	var $checkbox=$('input[id="spouse_check"]');
	if($checkbox).prop('checked'))
	{
		alert("hello");
	}
	
});

</script>
</body>
</html>

Doesn't work. what am I missing?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Jayadev Nair
Sr.Software Engineer

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