CSS max-height Property

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CSS max-height Property

CSS max-height property specifies the maximum height of an element.

If the content is larger than the maximum height, it will overflow. But it can be handled through CSS overflow property.

If the content is smaller than the maximum height, the max-height property has no effect.

Note: max-height overrides height, but min-height overrides max-height.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #point{ max-height: 100px; border: 1px solid #000; } </style> </head> <body> <div id="point"> Minimum height of this container (div) is 100px; </div> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ max-height: 100px; }

Using Javascript



Yes, max-height property is animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS max-height property is none.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS max-height property.

noneSpecifies the height has no maximum value.
%Specifies the minimum height as a percentage of the containing block's content height.
lengthSpecifies the minimum height (px, cm, etc) as an absolute value.

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS max-height property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #point{ border: 1px solid #000; } </style> </head> <body> <div id="point"> Height of this container (div) is auto; </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> function myFunction(){ var x = document.getElementById("point"); x.style.minHeight = "100px"; } </script> </body> </html>


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