height property is used to specify the height of an element.
More specifically, the
height property sets the height of the content area or border area (depending on the value of the
box-sizing property) of certain boxes.
You can use a length or percentage to specify the height, or you can use one of the keywords.
Also see the
- Specifies a length value for the height (for example
300px). Negative values are illegal.
- Specifies a percentage value for the height (for example
80%). This is calculated as a height of the generated box's containing block. Negative values are illegal.
- Equal to the containing block height minus the current element's margin, border, and padding.
- The max-content height.
- The min-content height.
- Equal to
max(min-content, min(max-content, available)).
- If specified for the inline axis, uses
min(max-content size, max(min-content size, length-percentage)); otherwise computes to
- The height depends on the values of other properties. The browser will calculate the height accordingly.
- The same as
auto, except that elements with a complex aspect ratio are considered to have an intrinsic ratio.
stretch-fit inline sizeor
stretch-fit block size, as appropriate to the writing mode.
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.
- Initial Value
- Applies To
- All except for table columns, column groups, and non-replaced inline elements.
- Yes (see example)
Here are some examples of valid heights:
- CSS basic box model (W3C Editor's Draft)
- CSS Intrinsic & Extrinsic Sizing Module Level 3 (W3C Working Draft)
- CSS Level 2.1 (W3C Recommendation 07 June 2011)
- CSS Level 1 (W3C Recommendation 17 Dec 1996)