Add CSS to Ordered and Unordered List using jQuery

I was working on a solution where I had to add CSS to a bunch of <li> inside <ul>. I used jQuery to do in the following manner:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title></title>
<
style type="text/css">
.clsLI
{
color:Gray;
cursor:pointer;
}
</style>
<
script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"
type="text/javascript"></script>


<
script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
$("ul#unord li").hover(
function() {
$(this).addClass("clsLI");
},
function() {
$(this).removeClass("clsLI");
}
)
});
</script>
</
head>

<
body>
<
form id="form1">
<
div>
<
ul id="unord">
<
li>
jQuery
</li>
<
li>
JavaScript
</li>
<
li>
jQuery and JavaScript
</li>
</
ul>
</
div>
</
form>
</
body>
</
html>

In the code above, the CSS gets applied when the user hovers the mouse on a <li>. In this example, we hover the mouse over 'JavaScript'. The output is as shown below:




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Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

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