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Style display Property


Set a <div> element to not be displayed:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.display = "none";
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The display property sets or returns the element's display type.

Elements in HTML are mostly "inline" or "block" elements: An inline element has floating content on its left and right side. A block element fills the entire line, and nothing can be displayed on its left or right side.

The display property also allows the author to show or hide an element. It is similar to the visibility property. However, if you set display:none, it hides the entire element, while visibility:hidden means that the contents of the element will be invisible, but the element stays in its original position and size.

Tip: If an element is a block element, its display type can also be changed with the float property.

Browser Support

display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Return the display property:


Set the display property:

object.style.display = value

Property Values

Value Description
block Element is rendered as a block-level element
compact Element is rendered as a block-level or inline element. Depends on context
flex Element is rendered as a block-level flex box. New in CSS3
inline Element is rendered as an inline element. This is default
inline-block Element is rendered as a block box inside an inline box
inline-flex Element is rendered as a inline-level flex box. New in CSS3
inline-table Element is rendered as an inline table (like <table>), with no line break before or after the table
list-item Element is rendered as a list
marker This value sets content before or after a box to be a marker (used with :before and :after pseudo-elements. Otherwise this value is identical to "inline")
none Element will not be displayed
run-in Element is rendered as block-level or inline element. Depends on context
table Element is rendered as a block table (like <table>), with a line break before and after the table
table-caption Element is rendered as a table caption (like <caption>)
table-cell Element is rendered as a table cell (like <td> and <th>)
table-column Element is rendered as a column of cells (like <col>)
table-column-group Element is rendered as a group of one or more columns (like <colgroup>)
table-footer-group Element is rendered as a table footer row (like <tfoot>)
table-header-group Element is rendered as a table header row (like <thead>)
table-row Element is rendered as a table row (like <tr>)
table-row-group Element is rendered as a group of one or more rows (like <tbody>)
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: inline
Return Value: A String, representing the display type of an element
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Difference between the display property and the visibility property:

function demoDisplay() {
  document.getElementById("myP1").style.display = "none";

function demoVisibility() {
  document.getElementById("myP2").style.visibility = "hidden";
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Toggle between hiding and showing an element:

function myFunction() {
  var x = document.getElementById('myDIV');
  if (x.style.display === 'none') {
    x.style.display = 'block';
  } else {
    x.style.display = 'none';
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Difference between "inline", "block" and "none":

function myFunction(x)  {
  var whichSelected = x.selectedIndex;
  var sel = x.options[whichSelected].text;
  var elem = document.getElementById("mySpan");
  elem.style.display = sel;
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Return the display type of a <p> element:

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Display and visibility

CSS reference: display property