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Hide or show HTML elements using visibility property in JavaScript
  • Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2019

The visibility property is used to hide or show the content of HTML elements. The visibility property specifies that the element is currently visible on the page. The ‘hidden’ value can be used to hide the element. This hides the element but does not remove the space taken by the element, unlike the display property.

Syntax:

element.style.visibility = 'hidden';
element.style.visibility = 'visible';

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Hide or show HTML elements using
        visibility property in JavaScript
    </title>
      
    <style>
            .container {
            height: 80px;
            width: 250px;
            border: 2px solid black;
            background-color: green;
            color: white;
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <div class="container">
            <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        </div>
          
        <p>
            Click the buttons to show
            or hide the green box
        </p>
  
        <button onclick="showElement()">
            Show Element
        </button>
          
        <button onclick="hideElement()">
            Hide Element
        </button>
    </center>
      
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function showElement() {
            element = document.querySelector('.container');
            element.style.visibility = 'visible';
        }
  
        function hideElement() {
            element = document.querySelector('.container');
            element.style.visibility = 'hidden';
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>                    

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Output:

  • Clicking the Hide button:
    visibility-hide
  • Note: Here after clicking the hide button the element will become invisible and left the space blank.

  • Clicking the Show button:
    visibility-show

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