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Style backgroundImage Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set a background image for a document:

document.body.style.backgroundImage="url('img_tree.png')";

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Definition and Usage

The backgroundImage property sets or returns the background image of an element.

Tip: In addition to the background-image you should also specify a background-color. The background-color will be used if the image is unavailable.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The backgroundImage property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the backgroundImage property:

object.style.backgroundImage

Set the backgroundImage property:

object.style.backgroundImage="url('URL')|none|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
url('URL') The location of the image file
none No background image. This is default
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: none
Return Value: A String, representing the background image
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

Set a background image of a specific <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.backgroundImage="url('img_tree.png')";

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Example

Return the background image of a specific <div> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myDiv").style.backgroundImage);

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Example

Return the background image of a document:

alert(document.body.style.backgroundImage);

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Background

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Backgrounds

CSS reference: background-image property

HTML DOM reference: background property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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