:last-child Selector


last-child selector

Description: Selects all elements that are the last child of their parent.

  • version added: 1.1.4jQuery( ":last-child" )

While :last matches only a single element, :last-child can match more than one: one for each parent.

Example:

Find the last span in each matched div and add some css plus a hover state.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>last-child demo</title>
<style>
span.solast {
text-decoration: line-through;
}
</style>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>
<span>John,</span>
<span>Karl,</span>
<span>Brandon,</span>
<span>Sam</span>
</div>
<div>
<span>Glen,</span>
<span>Tane,</span>
<span>Ralph,</span>
<span>David</span>
</div>
<script>
$( "div span:last-child" )
.css({ color:"red", fontSize:"80%" })
.hover(function() {
$( this ).addClass( "solast" );
}, function() {
$( this ).removeClass( "solast" );
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: