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HTML DOM lastElementChild Property

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The DOM lastElementChild property is used to return the last child element of the specified element or null if there is no last element. It is similar to the lastChild property but the difference is that the lastChild property returns all last-child nodes i.e. it includes text and comment nodes as well but on the other hand, lastElementChild returns the last node as an element node only. It is a read-only property. 



Return Value: It returns an object which represents the last child of an element. If there is no child element then it returns null. 

Example: In this article, we will use DOM lastElementChild property


<!DOCTYPE html>
        DOM lastElementChild Property
<body style="text-align: center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
        DOM lastElementChild Property
    <div id="GFG">
        <span>A computer science portal for geeks.</span>
    <button onclick="Geeks()">
        Click me!
    <p id="p"></p>
      <!-- script to find last child element -->
        function Geeks() {
            let doc =
            document.getElementById("p").innerHTML = doc;
            document.getElementById("p").style.color = "white";
            document.getElementById("p").style.background = "green";


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

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Opera 10.0
  • Safari 4.0

Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2023
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