Element.lastElementChild

The Element.lastElementChild read-only property returns an element's last child Element, or null if there are no child elements.

Element.lastElementChild includes only element nodes. To get all child nodes, including non-element nodes like text and comment nodes, use Node.lastChild.

Value

A Element object, or null.

Examples

<ul id="list">
  <li>First (1)</li>
  <li>Second (2)</li>
  <li>Third (3)</li>
</ul>

<script>
  const list = document.getElementById("list");
  console.log(list.lastElementChild.textContent);
  // logs "Third (3)"
</script>

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-parentnode-lastelementchild①

Browser compatibility

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See also