Style display PropertyStyle Object
Definition and Usage
The display property sets or returns the element's display type.
Elements in HTML are mostly "inline" or "block" elements: An inline element has floating content on its left and right side. A block element fills the entire line, and nothing can be displayed on its left or right side.
The display property also allows the author to show or hide an element. It is similar to the visibility property. However, if you set display:none, it hides the entire element, while visibility:hidden means that the contents of the element will be invisible, but the element stays in its original position and size.
Set the display property:
Return the display property:
|block||Element is rendered as a block-level element|
|compact||Element is rendered as a block-level or inline element. Depends on context|
|inherit||The value of the display property is inherited from parent element|
|inline||Element is rendered as an inline element. This is default|
|inline-block||Element is rendered as a block box inside an inline box|
|inline-table||Element is rendered as an inline table (like <table>), with no line break before or after the table|
|list-item||Element is rendered as a list|
|marker||This value sets content before or after a box to be a marker (used with :before and :after pseudo-elements. Otherwise this value is identical to "inline")|
|none||Element will not be displayed|
|run-in||Element is rendered as block-level or inline element. Depends on context|
|table||Element is rendered as a block table (like <table>), with a line break before and after the table|
|table-caption||Element is rendered as a table caption (like <caption>)|
|table-cell||Element is rendered as a table cell (like <td> and <th>)|
|table-column||Element is rendered as a column of cells (like <col>)|
|table-column-group||Element is rendered as a group of one or more columns (like <colgroup>)|
|table-footer-group||Element is rendered as a table footer row (like <tfoot>)|
|table-header-group||Element is rendered as a table header row (like <thead>)|
|table-row||Element is rendered as a table row (like <tr>)|
|table-row-group||Element is rendered as a group of one or more rows (like <tbody>)|
The display property is supported in all major browsers.
Note: The value "inherit" is not supported in IE7 and earlier. IE8 requires a !DOCTYPE. IE9 supports "inherit".
Tips and Notes
Tip: If an element is a block element, its display type can also be changed with the float property.
Set an element to not be displayed when clicking on a button:
<p id="p1">This is some text.</p>
<input type="button" onclick="displayResult()" value="Do not display paragraph">
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