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JQuery: How to check/uncheck all checkboxes using JQuery

Sometimes there is a need to check/uncheck all options (for example Gmail inbox), then question is how it can be implemented using JQuery?

We can write down a quick jQuery snippet that select/deselect all checkboxes by clicking on “Select All” header checkbox.

Let’s quickly create the HTML form with one header checkbox and several other checkboxes.
<ul id="ulContainer">
    <li>
        <input type="checkbox" id="chkSelectAll" />
        Select All</li>
    <li>
        <input class="chkItem" type="checkbox">
        Item 1</li>
    <li>
        <input class="chkItem" type="checkbox">
        Item 2</li>
    <li>
        <input class="chkItem" type="checkbox">
        Item 3</li>
    <li>
        <input class="chkItem" type="checkbox">
        Item 4</li>
    <li>
        <input class="chkItem" type="checkbox">
        Item 5</li>
</ul>

In JQuery fire the click event of header checkbox and based on that select/deselect other checkboxes.
$('#ulContainer').on('click', '#chkSelectAll', function () {
    var icChecked = $(this).is(':checked');
    $("input.chkItem").each(function () {
        $(this).prop("checked", icChecked);
    });
});

You can also see the working jsfiddle of this example.

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