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HTML DOM Element offsetHeight


Display the height and width of "myDIV", including padding and border:

const elmnt = document.getElementById("myDIV");
let text = "Height with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetHeight + "px<br>";
text += "Width with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetWidth + "px";
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More examples below.


The offsetHeight property returns the viewable height of an element (in pixels), including padding, border and scrollbar, but not the margin.

The offsetHeight property id read-only.


CSS Box Model

The offsetParent

All block-level elements report offsets relative to the offset parent:

  • offsetTop
  • offsetLeft
  • offsetWidth
  • offsetHeight

The offset parent is the nearest ancestor that has a position other than static.

If no offset parent exists, the offset is relative to the document body.

See Also:

The offsetWidth Property

The offsetParent Property

The offsetTop Property

The offsetLeft Property.

The clientTop Property

The clientLeft Property

The clientWidth Property

The clientHeight Property



Return Value

Type Description
NumberThe viewable height of the element (in pixels) including padding, border and scrollbar.

The difference between clientHeight/clientWidth and offsetHeight/offsetWidth

Without a scrollbar:

const elmnt = document.getElementById("myDIV");
let text = "";
text += "Height with padding: " + elmnt.clientHeight + "px<br>";
text += "Height with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetHeight + "px<br>";
text += "Width with padding: " + elmnt.clientWidth + "px<br>";
text += "Width with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetWidth + "px";
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With a scrollbar:

const elmnt = document.getElementById("myDIV");
let text = "";
text += "Height with padding: " + elmnt.clientHeight + "px<br>";
text += "Height with padding, border and scrollbar: " + elmnt.offsetHeight + "px<br>";
text += "Width with padding: " + elmnt.clientWidth + "px<br>";
text += "Width with padding, border and scrollbar: " + elmnt.offsetWidth + "px";
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Browser Support

element.offsetHeight is supported in all browsers:

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