p5.js | child() Function

The child() function is used to add the element as a child element to the parent element. This function accepts either a string ID, DOM node, or p5.Element. If this function does not contain any parameters then it returns an array of children DOM nodes.

Note: This function uses the p5.dom library. So add the following line in the head section of the index.html file.

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<script language="javascript" 
    type="text/javascript" src="path/to/p5.dom.js">
</script>

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Syntax:

child()

or

child( child )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter child which holds the string or p5.Element. The ID, DOM node, or p5.Element is used to add as a current element.

Return Value: It returns an array of child nodes.

Below example illustrates the child() function in p5.js:

Example:

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function setup() {  
      
    // Create Canvas of given size 
    var cvs = createCanvas(600, 250);
}
   
function draw() {
     
    // Set the background color
    background('green'); 
     
    // Use createDiv() function to
    // create a div element
    var myDiv = createDiv('GeeksforGeeks');
     
    var myDiv1 = createDiv('A computer science portal for geeks');
     
    // Use child() function
    myDiv.child(myDiv1);
     
    // Set the position of div element
    myDiv.position(150, 100);  
     
    myDiv.style('text-align', 'center');
     
    // Set the font-size of text
    myDiv.style('font-size', '24px');
     
    // Set the font color
    myDiv.style('color', 'white');
   
}

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