The getStringValue() method of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface is used to get a string value. If this CSS value doesn't contain a string value, a DOMException is raised.


var stringValue = cssPrimitiveValue.getStringValue();

Return value

A string value.


Type Description
DOMException An INVALID_ACCESS_ERR is raised if the CSS value doesn't contain a string value.


var cs = window.getComputedStyle(document.body);
var cssValue = cs.getPropertyCSSValue("display");


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support (Yes) ? No support ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ?

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