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HTML DOM firstElementChild Property

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The HTML DOM firstElementChild Property will return the first child of any node PreRequisites DOM (Document Object Model)

Parameters: No parameters are required.

Return value: The values returned by firstElementChild property are the following: 

  • A Node object: Representing the first child element of an element.
  • Null: If there are no child elements.



Example: In this example, we will use HTML DOM firstElementChild Property.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM firstElementChild Property
    <ul id="Sections">
        Click the button to get the first child
        of the node having id is "Sections".
    <!--button is used to run example function-->
    <button onclick="example()">Click</button>
    <p id="GeeksForGeeks sections first node"></p>
        // JavaScript code to get the node whose
        // id is "Section"
        function example() {
            // x is used to store the element
            // whose id is "Sections".
            let x = document.getElementById("Sections")
            document.getElementById("GeeksForGeeks sections" +
                " first node").innerHTML = x;



Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM firstElementChild are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 3.5 and above
  • Opera 10 and above
  • Safari 4 and above

Last Updated : 15 Jun, 2023
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