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 (hyphen case) 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.

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getPropertyValueChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support 6WebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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