The getRectValue() method of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface is used to get a rect value. If this CSS value doesn't contain a rect value, a DOMException is raised. Modification to the corresponding style property can be achieved using the Rect interface.


var rectValue = cssPrimitiveValue.getRectValue();

Return value

A Rect object representing the rect value.


Type Description
DOMException An INVALID_ACCESS_ERR is raised if the CSS value doesn't contain a Rect value. (i.e. this is not CSS_RECT).


var cs = window.getComputedStyle(document.getElementById("clippedDiv"));
var cssValue = cs.getPropertyCSSValue("clip");


Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'CSSPrimitiveValue.getRectValue' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? Yes ? No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?

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