The CSSStyleDeclaration.getPropertyValue() method interface returns a DOMString containing the value of a specified CSS property.


var value = style.getPropertyValue(property);


  • property is a DOMString representing the property name to be checked.

Return value

  • value is a DOMString containing the value of the property. If not set, returns the empty string.


The following JavaScript code queries the value of the margin property in a CSS selector rule:

var declaration = document.styleSheets[0].cssRules[0].style;
var value = declaration.getPropertyValue('margin'); // "1px 2px"


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM)
The definition of 'CSSStyleDeclaration.getPropertyValue()' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'CSSStyleDeclaration' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
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