This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The CSSImageValue interface of the CSS Typed Object Model API represents values for properties that take an image, for example background-image, list-style-image, or border-image-source. The CSSImageValue object represents an <image> that involves an URL, such as url() or image(), but not linear-gradient() or element() .






We create an element

<button>Magic Wand</button>

We add some CSS, including a background image requesting a binary file:

button {
  display: inline-block;
  min-height: 100px; min-width: 100px;
  background: no-repeat 5% center url(https://mdn.mozillademos.org/files/16793/magicwand.png) aqua;

We get the element's style map. We then get() the background-image from the stylemap and stringify it:

// get the element 
const button = document.querySelector( 'button' ); 

// Retrieve all computed styles with computedStyleMap() 
const allComputedStyles = button.computedStyleMap(); 

// Return the CSSImageValue Example 
console.log( allComputedStyles.get('background-image') );
console.log( allComputedStyles.get('background-image').toString() );


Specification Status Comment
CSS Typed OM Level 1
The definition of 'CSSImageValue' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 66Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 53Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 66Chrome Android Full support 66Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 47Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 9.0


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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