CSSPrimitiveValue.primitiveType

The primitiveType read-only property of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface represents the type of a CSS value.

Syntax

type = cssPrimitiveValue.primitiveType;

Value

An unsigned short representing the type of the value. Possible values are:

Constant Description
CSS_ATTR The value is an attr() function. The value can be obtained by using the getStringValue() method.
CSS_CM The value is a <length> in centimeters. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_COUNTER The value is a counter or counters function. The value can be obtained by using the getCounterValue() method.
CSS_DEG The value is an <angle> in degrees. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_DIMENSION The value is a <number> with an unknown dimension. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_EMS The value is a <length> in em units. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_EXS The value is a <length> in ex units. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_GRAD The value is an <angle> in grads. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_HZ The value is a <frequency> in Hertz. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue method.
CSS_IDENT The value is an identifier. The value can be obtained by using the getStringValue() method.
CSS_IN The value is a <length> in inches. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_KHZ The value is a <frequency> in Kilohertz. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_MM The value is a <length> in millimeters. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_MS The value is a <time> in milliseconds. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_NUMBER The value is a simple <number>. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_PC The value is a <length> in picas. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_PERCENTAGE The value is a <percentage>. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_PT The value is a <length> in points. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_PX The value is a <length> in pixels. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_RAD The value is an <angle> in radians. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_RECT The value is a rect() function. The value can be obtained by using the getRectValue() method.
CSS_RGBCOLOR The value is an <color>. The value can be obtained by using the getRGBColorValue() method.
CSS_S The value is a <time> in seconds. The value can be obtained by using the getFloatValue() method.
CSS_STRING The value is a <string>. The value can be obtained by using the getStringValue() method.
CSS_UNKNOWN The value is not a recognized CSS2 value. The value can only be obtained by using the cssText attribute.
CSS_URI The value is a <uri>. The value can be obtained by using the getStringValue() method.

Example

var cs = window.getComputedStyle(document.body);
var cssValue = cs.getPropertyCSSValue("color");
console.log(cssValue.primitiveType);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox No support ? — 62IE ? Opera No support NoSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support ? — 62Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
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Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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