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CSS | max-height Property

  • Last Updated : 09 Aug, 2019

The max-height property in CSS is used to set the maximum height of an element. If the content of the element is larger than the specified maximum-height then the content will overflow otherwise it has no effect. If the content of the element is smaller then it has no effect. The height property value can be overridden by the max-height property.

Syntax:

max-height: none|length|initial|inherit; 

Property values:

  • none: It is the default value and does not contain max-height. It is synonymous to no maximum height specification.

    Syntax:

    max-height: none;

    Example:






    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>max-height property</title>
              
            <style>
                p {
                    max-height:none;
                    border:1px solid black;
                    overflow:auto;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
      
        <body>
            <p>
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            </p>
        </body>
    </html>

    Output:
    max-height

  • length: This property is used to define the max-height in length. The length can be set using px, em etc.

    Syntax:

    max-height: length;

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>max-height property</title>
              
            <style>
                p {
                    max-height:35px;
                    border:1px solid black;
                    overflow:auto;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
      
        <body>
            <p>
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                product based companies like Microsoft, 
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                placement preparation course. The course
                focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
                likely to be asked in the interviews & make
                your upcoming placement season efficient
                and successful.
            </p>
        </body>
    </html>

    Output:
    max-height

  • initial: This property is used to set the value of the max_height to its default value.

    Syntax:

    max-height: initial;

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>max-height property</title>
              
            <style>
                p {
                    max-height:initial;
                    border:1px solid black;
                    overflow:auto;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
      
        <body>
            <p>
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                product based companies like Microsoft, 
                Amazon, Adobe etc with a free online 
                placement preparation course. The course
                focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
                likely to be asked in the interviews & make
                your upcoming placement season efficient
                and successful.
            </p>
        </body>
    </html>

    Output:
    max-height

  • inherit: This property is inherited from its parent.

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by max-height property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera 7.0
  • Safari 2.0.2



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