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jQuery | :only-child Selector

  • Last Updated : 26 Feb, 2019

It is a jQuery Selector used to select every element that is the only child of it’s parent i.e only single child is selected.

Syntax:

$(":only-child")

Return Value: It selects and returns the only child element of its parent.

Example-1:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
  <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:only-child").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    </div>
    <br>
  
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
        <p>jQuery:Only Child Selector</p>
    </div>
    <br>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Example-2:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
   
  <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:only-child").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    </div>
    <br>
  
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    </div>
    <br>
  
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    </div>
    <br>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:




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