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HTML DOM Element scrollHeight

Examples

Get the height and width of an element, including padding:

const element = document.getElementById("content");
let x = element.scrollHeight;
let y = element.scrollWidth;
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How padding, border, and scrollbar affects the scrollWidth and scrollHeight:

const element = document.getElementById("content");
let x = element.scrollHeight;
let y = element.scrollWidth;
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More examples below.


Definition and Usage

The scrollHeight property returns the height of an element including padding, but excluding borders, scrollbars, or margins.

The scrollHeight property returns the height in pixels.

The scrollHeight property is read-only.

Note

Both scrollWidth and scrollHeight return the entire height and width of an element, including what is not viewable (because of overflow).

See Also:

The scrollWidth Property

The CSS overflow Property



Syntax

element.scrollHeight

Return Value

Type Description
NumberThe height of the element, in pixels.

More Examples

Set the height and width of an element to the values returned from scrollHeight and scrollWidth:

element.style.height = element.scrollHeight + "px";
element.style.width = element.scrollWidth + "px";
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Browser Support

element.scrollHeight is supported in all browsers:

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