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Style cssFloat Property

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Example

Let an image float to the left/right of the text, when clicking on two buttons:

function floatRight() {
    document.getElementById("myImg").style.cssFloat = "right";
}

function floatLeft() {
    document.getElementById("myImg").style.cssFloat = "left";
}

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Definition and Usage

The cssFloat property sets or returns the horizontal alignment of an element.

Note: The CSS "float" property is called "cssFloat" in JavaScript, because "float" is a reserved word in JavaScript.

Note: If there is too little space on a line for the floating element, it will jump down to the next line that has enough space.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The cssFloat property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the cssFloat property:

object.style.cssFloat

Set the cssFloat property:

object.style.cssFloat="left|right|none|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
none The object/element is not floated. This is default
left The object/element will float to the left in the parent element
right The object/element will float to the right in the parent element
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 horizontal alignment of an element
DOM Version DOM Level 2

More Examples

Example

Change the cssFloat property of a DIV element:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.cssFloat = "left";

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Float


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