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jQuery | :first-of-type Selector

  • Last Updated : 08 Sep, 2021

The :first-of-type Selector is used to select all elements those are the first child, of a particular type, of their parent.

Syntax:

$(":first-of-type")

Below examples illustrate the :first-of-type selector in jQuery:

Example 1: This example changes the background-color to green and text-color to white, of the first heading of their parents (div tags).




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        jQuery | :first-of-type Selector
    </title>
          
    <script src=
    </script>
      
    <!-- Script to use first-of-child selector -->  
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("h4:first-of-type").css({
                "background-color": "green", 
                "color": "white"
            });
        });
    </script>
          
    <style>
        option {
            font-weight: bold;
            font-size: 25px;
            color: green;
        }
        select {
            font-weight: bold;
            font-size: 25px;
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head
      
<body style="text-align:center; width: 500px; margin: auto">  
    <h1>  
        jQuery | :first-of-type Selector
    </h1>  
  
    <div style="border:1px solid blue;">
        <h4>The first heading in first div.</h4>
        <h4>The last heading in first div.</h4>
    </div><br>
   
    <div style="border:1px solid blue;">
        <h4>The first heading in second div.</h4>
        <h4>The last heading in second div.</h4>
    </div>
</body>  
  
</html>       

Output:



Example 2: This example changes the background-color to green and text-color to white, of the first heading of <body> tag.




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        jQuery | :first-of-type Selector
    </title>
  
    <script src=
    </script>
      
    <!-- Script to use first-of-child selector -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("h4:first-of-type").css({
                "background-color": "green", 
                "color": "white"
            });
        });
    </script>
      
    <style>
        option {
            font-weight: bold;
            font-size: 25px;
            color: green;
        }
        select {
            font-weight: bold;
            font-size: 25px;
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head
  
<body style = "text-align:center; width: 500px; margin: auto">  
    <h1>  
        jQuery | :first-of-type Selector
    </h1>  
      
    <h4>The first heading in body.</h4>
   
    <h4>The last heading in body.</h4>
</body>  
  
</html>        

Output:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 90.0+
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5



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