HTML | DOM childElementCount Property

The DOM childElementCount property is used to count the number of child element and return it. It counts only child element except for text and comment nodes.

Syntax:

node.childElementCount

Where node is an object which represents the document or element.

Return Value: It returns the number of child elements of the given element.

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        DOM childElementCount Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <h2>
            DOM childElementCount Property
        </h2>
  
    <p>Searching Algorithms</p>
  
    <ul id="parent">
        <li>Merge sort</li>
        <li>Quick sort</li>
    </ul>
  
    <button onclick="geek()">Click Here!</button>
  
    <p id="p"></p>
  
    <script>
        function geek() {
            var doc = 
                document.getElementById("parent").childElementCount;
            document.getElementById("p").innerHTML =
                "No of entries: " + doc;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:
Before clicking the button:
childElementCount
After clicking the button:
childElementCount

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM childElementCount property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 2.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Opera 10.0
  • Safari 4.0


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