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How to give a div tag 100% height of the browser window using CSS
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 04 Dec, 2018

CSS allows to adjust the height of an element using the height property. While there are several units to specify the height of an element. The vh is a relative unit that is commonly used.

vh: It stands for viewport-height. The viewport refers to the browser window size. Thus when use vh as a unit, the element’s height is adjusted relative to the browser window (viewport’s) height.
vw: It stands for viewport-width. It is used to set the browser width 100% relative to the browser window (viewport’s) width.

Syntax: To set a div element height to 100% of the browser window, it can simply use the following property of CSS:

height:100vh;

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>Make div 100% of height</title>
        <style>
            #geeks {
                height: 100vh;
                width: 100vw;
                font-size: 20px;
                font-family: Times;
                padding-top: 250px;                 
                margin: 0px;         
                background-color: green;
                text-align: center;
                color:white;
            }
            .gfg {
                font-size:40px;
                font-weight:bold;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div id="geeks">
        <div class = "gfg">GeeksforGeeks</div>
        <div>A computer science portal for geeks</div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:
div 100%

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