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CSS max() Function

  • Last Updated : 23 Jul, 2020
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The max() function in CSS is used to set the maximum of the numbers given. It is used to return the largest value from a set of comma-separated values. It can accept length, frequency, integer, angle, and time types of values.

Syntax:

max(value1, value2...);

Parameters: It takes any number of parameters.

  • Values: It is the set of comma-separated values from which the largest one is chosen.

Return Value: This function returns the largest value from a set of comma-separated values.

Example 1: This example demonstrates the above mentioned function when only 2 parameters are given.



HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content=
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  
    <style>
        .container {
            display: flex;
            justify-content: center;
            align-content: center;
            color: white;
            font-size: 30px;
            background-color: green;
            width: max(100px, 400px);
            height: max(100px, 400px);
        }
  
        p {
            align-self: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div class="container">
        <p>Geeks for geeks</p>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Example 2: When more than two parameters are given in max() function.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content=
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  
    <style>
        .container {
            display: flex;
            justify-content: center;
            align-content: center;
            color: white;
            font-size: auto;
            background-color: green;
            width: max(10px, max(max(10px, 40px), 
                        max(10px, 150px)));
  
            height: max(10px, max(max(10px, 40px),
                        max(10px, 100px)));
        }
  
        p {
            align-self: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    When nested max function is used
    <div class="container">
        <p>Geeks for geeks</p>
    </div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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