HTML | DOM lastElementChild Property

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 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 element node only. It is a read-only property.

Syntax:

element.lastElementChild

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:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        DOM lastElementChild Property
    </title>
  
    <!-- script to find last child element -->
    <script>
        function Geeks() {
            var doc =
                document.getElementById("GFG").lastElementChild.innerHTML;
                document.getElementById("p").innerHTML = doc;
                document.getElementById("p").style.color = "white";
                document.getElementById("p").style.background = "green";
        }
    </script>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align: center;">
  
    <h1 style="color:green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
  
    <h2>
            DOM lastElementChild Property
        </h2>
  
    <div id="GFG">
        <span>GeeksforGeeks!</span>
        <span>A computer science portal for geeks.</span>
    </div>
  
    <br>
    <button onclick="Geeks()">
        Click me!
    </button>
  
    <p id="p"></p>
</body>
  
</html>    

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Output:
Before click on the button:
lastElementChild
After click on the button:
lastElementChild

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM lastElementChild 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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