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Style maxHeight Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the maximum height of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.maxHeight = "15px";

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Definition and Usage

The maxHeight property sets or returns the maximum height of an element.

The maxHeight property has effect only on block-level elements or on elements with absolute or fixed position.

Note: The height of an element can never be greater than the value specified by the maxHeight property.

Tip: To set or return the minimum height of an element, use the minHeight property.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The maxHeight property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the maxHeight property:

object.style.maxHeight

Set the maxHeight property:

object.style.maxHeight="none|length|%|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
none No limit on the height of the element. This is default
length Defines the maximum height in length units
% Defines the maximum height in % of 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 maximum height of an element
CSS Version CSS2


More Examples

Example

Return the maximum height of a <div> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myDIV").style.maxHeight);

Try it yourself »


Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Dimension

CSS reference: max-height property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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