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HTMLCollection item() Method

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019

The item() method is used to return the content of element at the given index of the collection of all HTML element. The index starts from zero(0). The elements in the collection are sorted in the order as they appear in the sourcecode.

Syntax:

HTMLCollection.item(index) 

OR

HTMLCollection[index] 

Parameters: It contains a number that represents the index of the element that the user wants to return. The index starts from 0.

Example-1:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTMLCollection item() Method</h2>
  
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Submit</button>
  
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                var w = document.getElementsByTagName("h1");
                alert(w.item(0).innerHTML);
            }
        </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before clicking on the button:

After clicking on the button:

Example-2: To change the content of an HTML Element.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTMLCollection item() Method</h2>
        <p>geeforgeefs</p>
        <button onclick="Geeks()">Submit</button>
  
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                document.getElementsByTagName("P")[0].innerHTML = 
                                                  "GeeksForGeeks";
            }
        </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before clicking on the button:

After clicking on the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTMLCollection item() Method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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