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jQuery first() Method

jQuery HTML Methods jQuery Traversing Methods

Example

Select the first <p> element inside the first <div> element:

$("div p").first()

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Definition and Usage

The first() method returns the first element of the selected elements.

Tip: To return the last element, use the last() method.


Syntax

$(selector).first()


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Select the first <span> element in a set of <p> elements
How to select the first <span> element in a set of <p> elements.


jQuery HTML Methods jQuery Traversing Methods


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