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The CSSStyleDeclaration.removeProperty() method interface removes a property from a CSS style declaration object.


var oldValue = style.removeProperty(property);


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

Return value

  • oldValue is a DOMString equal to the value of the CSS property before it was removed.


  • DOMException NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: if the property or declaration block is read only.


The following JavaScript code removes the margin CSS property from a selector rule:

var declaration = document.styleSheets[0].rules[0].style;
var oldValue = declaration.removeProperty('margin');


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

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