JavaScript Get Heading Text

In this tutorial we will learn how to Get Heading Text using JavaScript. To get the heading text getElementById() method and innerText property or textContent property can be used.

JavaScript getElementById() method

JavaScript getElementById() method is used to select or target the HTML element with particular id.

In this example it is used to select the heading tag using it's id.

JavaScript innerText property

JavaScript innerText property returns all text of selected HTML element and it's child element's text as well.

JavaScript textContent property

JavaScript textContent property returns all text of the selected HTML element and the text of child elements that are used for formatting, like b tag.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have used H3 tag with heading text and a Button tag which is used to execute a JavaScript function to Get Heading Text.

<h3 id="heading">Main Heading</h3>   
<button onclick="getHeadingText()">Get Heading Text</button>   

JavaScript Code

Take a look at the JavaScript code.

<script>
function getHeadingText()
{
 var heading  = document.getElementById('heading');
 var text = heading.innerText || heading.textContent;
 alert(text);
}
</script>

Note: Logical OR ( || ) operator is used to make sure that code runs on all browsers.

Demo

Video Tutorial

Watch video tutorial on how to Get Heading Text in JavaScript.

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