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  • Last Updated : 23 Dec, 2020

Problem statement: Given an HTML document with many elements, we have to find if all the selected elements contain the same particular CSS class or not. This problem can be easily accomplished with the help of JavaScript.

Approach: For this problem, we will be using Array.prototype.every() method available on the array object in JavaScript. This method returns true only if all the elements of the array (on which the method is called) satisfy a given condition. 

  • Firstly, we need to select all those elements from the HTML document on which we want to check if they have the same CSS class or not using the document.querySelectorAll() method in JavaScript.
  • Since the querySelectorAll() method returns a node list of all the selected elements, we first need to convert this node list into an array using the Array.prototype.from() method so that we can call the every() method on it.
  • Finally, we will use the every() method on the returned array of the selected elements which would return true only if all the elements of the array have the specified class.

Example:  In the following example, we have six-button elements in the HTML document, out of which only five have the “active” CSS class added to them. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content=
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
        button {
            background-color: black;
            color: white;
            padding: 10px 24px;
            width: 300px;
            font-size: 18px;
            border: none;
            font-weight: bold;
            transition: all 0.4s;
            margin: 24px 80px;
        #container {
            display: flex;
            flex-direction: column;
        h1 {
            margin: 24px 80px;
        .active {
            background-color: green;
        // Select the required elements
        let buttons = document.querySelectorAll("button");
        let text = document.querySelector("h1");
        // Convert the returned node list into an array
        buttons = Array.from(buttons);
        // Check if all the selected elements have
        // the class using every() method
        let check = buttons.every((btn) 
            => btn.classList.contains("active"));
        text.textContent = check;
    <div id="container">
        <button class="active">GeeksforGeeks</button>
        <button class="active">GeeksforGeeks</button>
        <button class="active">GeeksforGeeks</button>
        <button class="active">GeeksforGeeks</button>
        <button class="active">GeeksforGeeks</button>


If you add the “active” CSS class to all the buttons, the following output is shown.

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