This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

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.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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