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CSS visibility Property


Example

Make <h2> elements invisible:

h2 {
    visibility: hidden;
}

Try it yourself »

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The visibility property specifies whether or not an element is visible.

Tip: Even invisible elements take up space on the page. Use the display property to create invisible elements that do not take up space!

Default value: visible
Inherited: yes
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.visibility="hidden" Try it


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
visibility 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 


CSS Syntax

visibility: visible|hidden|collapse|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
visible Default value. The element is visible Play it »
hidden The element is invisible (but still takes up space) Play it »
collapse Only for table elements. collapse removes a row or column, but it does not affect the table layout. The space taken up by the row or column will be available for other content.

If collapse is used on other elements, it renders as "hidden"

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initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


Examples

More Examples

Example

This example demonstrates how to make a table element collapse:

tr.collapse {
    visibility: collapse;
}

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Display and visibility

HTML DOM reference: visibility property



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