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Style top Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the top position of a <button> element:

document.getElementById("myBtn").style.top="100px";

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Definition and Usage

The top property sets or returns the top position of a positioned element.

This property specifies the top position of the element including padding, scrollbar, border and margin.

Tip: A positioned element is an element with the position property set to: relative, absolute, or fixed.

Tip: To set or return the bottom position of a positioned element, use the bottom property.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The top property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the top property:

object.style.top

Set the top property:

oject.style.top="auto|length|%|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
auto Lets the browser set the top position. This is default
length Defines the top position in length units. Negative values are allowed
% Sets the top position in % of the height 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: auto
Return Value: A String, representing the top position of a positioned element
CSS Version CSS2


More Examples

Example

Using negative values - Set the top position of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.top="-100px";

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Example

Return the top position of a <div> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myDiv").style.top);

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Positioning

CSS reference: top property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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