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HTML DOM clientHeight Property

❮ Element Object

Example

Get the height and width of a <div> element, including padding:

var elmnt = document.getElementById("myDIV");
var txt = "Height with padding: " + elmnt.clientHeight + "px<br>";
txt += "Width with padding: " + elmnt.clientWidth + "px";

The result of txt will be:

Height with padding: 270px
Width with padding: 420px
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Definition and Usage

The clientHeight property returns the viewable height of an element in pixels, including padding, but not the border, scrollbar or margin.

The reason why the "viewable" word is specified, is because if the element's content is taller than the actual height of the element, this property will only return the height that is visible (See "More Examples").

Note: To understand this property, you must understand the CSS Box Model.

Tip: This property is often used together with the clientWidth property.

Tip: Use the offsetHeight and offsetWidth properties to return the viewable height and width of an element, including padding, border and scrollbar.

Tip: To add scrollbars to an element, use the CSS overflow property.

This property is read-only.


Browser Support

Property
clientHeight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

element.clientHeight


Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the viewable height of an element in pixels, including padding

More Examples

Example

This example demonstrates the difference between clientHeight/clientWidth and offsetHeight/offsetWidth:

var elmnt = document.getElementById("myDIV");
var txt = "";
txt += "Height with padding: " + elmnt.clientHeight + "px<br>";
txt += "Height with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetHeight + "px<br>";
txt += "Width with padding: " + elmnt.clientWidth + "px<br>";
txt += "Width with padding and border: " + elmnt.offsetWidth + "px";

The result of txt will be:

Height with padding: 270px
Height with padding and border: 280px
Width with padding: 420px
Width with padding and border: 430px
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Example

This example demonstrates the difference between clientHeight/clientWidth and offsetHeight/offsetWidth, when we add a scrollbar to the element:

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

The result of txt will be:

Height with padding: 249px
Height with padding, border and scrollbar: 280px
Width with padding: 399px
Width with padding, border and scrollbar: 430px
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❮ Element Object