Encode a set of form elements as a string

event.preventDefault() and return false

The serialize() method creates a text string in standard URL-encoded notation by serializing form values.

One or more form elements (input, radio, checkbox etc.) can be used as a serializing.

You can use this serialized values as a URL query string while making an AJAX request.



Below we have shown an example for form serialize:


<form action="" method="post">
First Name:<input type="text" name="fname" /> <br/>
Last Name:<input type="text" name="lname" /> <br/>
Quota:<input type="checkbox" name="quota" value="Yes"/><br/>
<input type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" />
<pre id="result"></pre>


$(function() {
$('form').submit(function() {
return false;

Learn about JSON.stringify() for more details.

The JSON.stringify() method converts a JavaScript value to a JSON string i.e. optionally replacing the values if a replacer function is specified or optionally includes only the specified properties when a replacer array is specified.


First Name: 
Last Name:  

The output will be:


Note: JSON.stringify converts a JavaScript value to a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) string.

Read Also:  jQuery jQuery’s Data Method

Note that the JSON is not a completely strict subset of JavaScript with the two line terminators i.e.line separator and paragraph separator which is not needing to be escaped in JSON but needing to be escaped in JavaScript.

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