JQuery find tree


I have the following context:

<div class='pai' id='item'>

    <div class='form'>

       <div class='filho' id='item1'>

            <div class='filho' id='item3'>



       <div class='filho' id='item2'>




I'd like to get the elements .filho of first level relative to the .pai element. So I would only have 2 results ( item1 and item2 ) disregarding item3 .


I should do this without taking into account id , since I used it in that   example to make the question clearer. If possible, also disregard form .

asked by anonymous 21.09.2015 / 15:09

4 answers


Can we consider the form?

If yes the selector would be like this

$('.pai > .form > .filho')

The > selector considers only the direct children of the parent disregarding the hierarchy.

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To completely disregard any kind of hierarchy and catch the first children, you can do this:

$('.pai .filho:first-of-type');

This will select all the children of the parent, but only the first of their kind

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21.09.2015 / 15:28

The child combining element (P & Ft) selects only first-level children.

As you have a class form div on the first level, you could pick up the children as follows:

$("div.pai > div > .filho")

In this way, an array containing the children of id "item1" and "item2" is returned, being ignored the "item3", which in case is child of item1.     

21.09.2015 / 15:27

It can be that way too.


Search the tree for .filho(s) and get only the first degree.

21.09.2015 / 15:30

You can do this as follows:

21.09.2015 / 15:34