How can I check if a checkbox is checked?


I am building a mobile web app with jQuery Mobile and I want to check if a checkbox is checked. Here is my code.

<script type=text/javascript>
  function validate(){
    if (remember.checked == 1){
      alert("checked") ;
    } else {
      alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.")
    }
  }
</script>

<input id="remember" name="remember" type="checkbox" onclick="validate()" />

But for some reason or another it doesn't execute it.

Please help !

----EDIT----- This is what I have for the moment.

<DIV data-role="content" data-theme="g">
    <DIV class=ui-grid-g-login>
        <FORM method=post action=[$=PROBE(266)/] data-theme="C">
            <P>~DATA_ERROR~</P>
            <div id="mail" data-role="fieldcontain">
                <label for="mail">Email:*</label>       
                <input id="mail" name="mail" type="email" />
            </div>
            <div id="pass" data-role="fieldcontain">
                <label for="pass">Paswoord:*</label>        
                <input id="pass" name="pass" type="password" />
            </div>
            <div id="remember" data-role="fieldcontain">
                <label for="remember">Onthoud mij</label>       
                <input id="remember" name="remember" type="checkbox" onclick="validate()" />
            </div>
            <P><INPUT class=btn name=submit value=Login type=submit  onclick="validate()"></P>  
        </FORM>
    </DIV>
</DIV><!-- /content -->

<script type=text/javascript>
function validate(){
    var remember = document.getElementById('remember');
    if (remember.checked){
        alert("checked") ;
    }else{
        alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.")
    }
}
</script>

----EDIT--

Solved it, the problem was that the fieldcontain was also named 'remember'

checked is boolean property so you can directly use it in IF condition:-

 <script type="text/javascript">
    function validate() {
        if (document.getElementById('remember').checked) {
            alert("checked");
        } else {
            alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.");
        }
    }
    </script>

Try this:

function validate() {
  var remember = document.getElementById("remember");
  if (remember.checked) {
    alert("checked");
  } else {
    alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.");
  }
}

Your script doesn't know what the variable remember is. You need to get the element first using getElementById().


This should allow you to check if element with id='remember' is 'checked'

if (document.getElementById('remember').is(':checked')

If you are using this form for mobile app then you may use the required attribute html5. you dont want to use any java script validation for this. It should work

<input id="remember" name="remember" type="checkbox" required="required" />

use like this

<script type=text/javascript>
function validate(){
if (document.getElementById('remember').checked){
          alert("checked") ;
}else{
alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.")
}
}
</script>

<input id="remember" name="remember" type="checkbox" onclick="validate()" />

I am using this and it works for me with Jquery:

Jquery:

var checkbox = $('[name="remember"]');

if (checkbox.is(':checked'))
{
    console.log('The checkbox is checked');
}else
{
    console.log('The checkbox is not checked');
}

Is very simple, but work's.

Regards!


    if (document.getElementById('remember').checked) {
        alert("checked");
    }
    else {
        alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.");
    }

remember is undefined … and the checked property is a boolean not a number.

function validate(){
    var remember = document.getElementById('remember');
    if (remember.checked){
        alert("checked") ;
    }else{
        alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.")
    }
}

Use this below simple code: https://jsfiddle.net/Divyesh_Patel/v7a4h3kr/7/

<input type="checkbox" id="check">
<a href="#" onclick="check()">click</a>
<button onclick="check()">button</button>
<script>
 function check() {
    		if (document.getElementById('check').checked) {
            alert("checked");
        } else {
            alert("Not checked.");
        }
       
    }

</script>


You can try this:

if ($(#remember).is(':checked')){
   alert('checked');
}else{
   alert('not checked')
}

Use this below simple code: https://jsfiddle.net/Divyesh_Patel/v7a4h3kr/7/

<input type="checkbox" id="check">
<a href="#" onclick="check()">click</a>
<button onclick="check()">
button
</button>
<script>
 function check() {
    		if (document.getElementById('check').checked) {
            alert("checked");
        } else {
            alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.");
        }
       
    }

</script>


Try This

<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function () {
    var input = document.querySelector('input[type=checkbox]');

    function check() {
        if (input.checked) {
            alert("checked");
        } else {
            alert("You didn't check it.");
        }
    }
    input.onchange = check;
    check();
}
</script>

You can also use JQuery methods to accomplish this:

<script type="text/javascript">
if ($('#remember')[0].checked) 
{
 alert("checked");
}
</script>

This should work

    function validate() {
        if ($('#remeber').is(':checked')) {
            alert("checked");
        } else {
            alert("You didn't check it! Let me check it for you.");
        }
    }