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Style paddingRight Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the right padding of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.paddingRight="50px";

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Definition and Usage

The paddingRight property sets or returns the right padding of an element.

Both the margin property and the padding property insert space around an element. However, the difference is that margin inserts the space around the border, while padding inserts the space within the border of an element.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The paddingRight property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the paddingRight property:

object.style.paddingRight

Set the paddingRight property:

object.style.paddingRight="%|length|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
% Defines the right padding in % of the width of the parent element
length Defines the right padding in length units
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: 0
Return Value: A String, representing the right padding of an element
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

Change the right padding of a <div> element back to "normal":

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.paddingRight="0px";

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Example

Return the right padding of a <div> element:

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

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Example

Difference between marginRight and paddingRight:

function changeMargin()
{
document.getElementById("myDIV").style.marginRight="200px";
}
function changePadding()
{
document.getElementById("myDIV2").style.paddingRight="200px";
}

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Padding

CSS reference: padding-right property

HTML DOM reference: padding property


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