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. Note that multi-word property names are hyphenated and not camel-cased.

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 background-color CSS property from a selector rule:

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


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.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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