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Style backgroundSize Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Specify the size of a background image:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.backgroundSize="60px 120px";

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Definition and Usage

The backgroundSize property sets or returns the size of the background images.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The backgroundSize property is supported in IE9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.


Syntax

Return the backgroundSize property:

object.style.backgroundSize

Set the backgroundSize property:

object.style.backgroundSize="auto|length|cover|contain|intial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
auto Default value. The background-image contains its width and height
length Sets the width and height of the background image. The first value sets the width, the second value sets the height. If only one value is given, the second is set to "auto"
percentage Sets the width and height of the background image in percent of the parent element. The first value sets the width, the second value sets the height. If only one value is given, the second is set to "auto"
cover Scale the background image to be as large as possible so that the background area is completely covered by the background image. Some parts of the background image may not be in view within the background positioning area
contain Scale the image to the largest size such that both its width and its height can fit inside the content area
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: auto
Return Value: A String, representing the background-size property of an element
CSS Version CSS3


Related Pages

CSS reference: background-size property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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