jQuery outerHeight() Method

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Example

Return the outer height of a <div> element:

$("button").click(function(){
    alert($("div").outerHeight());
});

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Definition and Usage

The outerHeight() method returns the outer height of the FIRST matched element.

As the image below illustrates, this method includes padding and border.

Tip: To include the margin, use outerHeight(true).

jQuery Dimensions


Related methods:

  • width() - Sets or returns the width of an element
  • height() - Sets or returns the height of an element
  • innerWidth() - Returns the width of an element (includes padding)
  • innerHeight() - Returns the height of an element (includes padding)
  • outerWidth() - Returns the width of an element (includes padding and border).

Syntax

$(selector).outerHeight(includeMargin)

Parameter Description
includeMargin Optional. A Boolean value specifying whether or not to include the margin
  • false - Default. Does not include the margin
  • true - Includes the margin

Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Include the margin
Specifiy whether or not to include the margin.

Display dimensions with related methods
How to use width(), height(), innerHeight(), innerWidth(), outerWidth() and outerHeight().


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