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Style verticalAlign Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the vertical alignment of some text in a table to "bottom":

document.getElementById("myTd").style.verticalAlign="bottom";

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Definition and Usage

The verticalAlign property sets or returns the vertical alignment of the content in an element.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The verticalAlign property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the verticalAlign property:

object.style.verticalAlign

Set the verticalAlign property:

object.style.verticalAlign=value

Property Values

Value Description
length Raises or lower an element by the specified length. Negative values are allowed
% Raises or lower an element in a percent of the "line-height" property. Negative values are allowed
baseline Align the baseline of the element with the baseline of the parent element. This is default
sub Aligns the element as it was subscript
super Aligns the element as it was superscript
top The top of the element is aligned with the top of the tallest element on the line
text-top The top of the element is aligned with the top of the parent element's font
middle The element is placed in the middle of the parent element
bottom The bottom of the element is aligned with the lowest element on the line
text-bottom The bottom of the element is aligned with the bottom of the parent element's font
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: baseline 
Return Value: A String, representing the vertical alignment of the content in an element
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

Return the vertical alignment of a <td> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myTd").style.verticalAlign);

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

CSS reference: vertical-align property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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