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jQuery css() Method

❮ jQuery HTML/CSS Methods


Set the color property of all <p> elements:

  $("p").css("color", "red");
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Definition and Usage

The css() method sets or returns one or more style properties for the selected elements.

When used to return properties:
This method returns the specified CSS property value of the FIRST matched element. However, shorthand CSS properties (like "background" and "border") are not fully supported and may give different results in different browsers.

When used to set properties:
This method sets the specified CSS property for ALL matched elements.


Return the CSS property value:


Set the CSS property and value:


Set CSS property and value using a function:


Set multiple properties and values:

$(selector).css({property:value, property:value, ...})

Parameter Description
property Specifies the CSS property name, like "color", "font-weight", etc.
value Specifies the value of the CSS property, like "red", "bold", etc.
function(index,currentvalue) Specifies a function that returns the new value for the CSS property
  • index - Returns the index position of the element in the set
  • currentvalue - Returns the current value of the CSS property

Try it Yourself - Examples

Return CSS property value
Return the specified CSS property value of the FIRST matched element.

Set CSS property and value using a function
Using a function to change a CSS property for the selected elements.

Set multiple CSS properties and value pairs
How to set multiple CSS properties and values for the selected elements.

❮ jQuery HTML/CSS Methods