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How to make div height expand with its content using CSS ?

  • Last Updated : 24 May, 2019

The height property is used to set the height of an element. The height property does not contains padding, margin and border of element. The height property contains many values which define the height of an element. The height property values are listed below:

Syntax:

height: length|percentage|auto|initial|inherit;

Property Values:

  • height: auto; It is used to set height property to its default value. If the height property set to auto then the browser calculates the height of element.
  • height: length; It is used to set the height of element in form of px, cm etc. The length can not be negative.
  • height: initial; It is used to set height property to its default value.
  • height: inherit; It is used to set height property from its parent element.

Example 1: This example use height: auto; property to display the content.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
      
<head>
      
    <!-- style to set height property to
            display content -->
    <style>
        p {
            color:white;
        }
        .main {
            background-color:black;
            height:auto;
            border-radius: 20px 20px 0px 0px;
        }
        .left-column {
            background-color:indigo;
            height:120px;
            width:49%;
            float:left;
            border-bottom-left-radius: 20px;
        }
        .right-column{
            background-color:green;
            height:7.5em;
            width:49%;
            float:right;
            border-bottom-right-radius: 20px;
        }
        h1{
            color:Green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
      
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    <div class="main">
        <p>
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    </div>
  
    <div class="left-column">
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    </div>
  
    <div class="right-column">
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    </div>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>                    

Output

Example 2: Thie example use height: inherit property to display the content.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
      
<head>
      
    <!-- CSS style to set height property of content -->
    <style>
        .auto {
            height:auto;
            background-color:orange;
        }
        .inherit {
            height:inherit;
            background-color:cyan;
        }
        .percentage {
            height:25%;
        }
        h1 {
            color:green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body style = "text-align:center;">
      
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
      
    <div class="auto">
        <p>
            Also, any geeks can help other geeks by writing
            articles on the GeeksforGeeks, publishing articles
            follow few steps that are Articles that need
            little modification/improvement from reviewers
            are published first. To quickly get your articles
            reviewed, please refer existing articles, their
            formatting style, coding style, and try to make
            you are close to them. 
        </p>
          
        <div class="inherit">
            <p
                It is a good platform to learn programming. It
                is an educational website. Prepare for the
                Recruitment drive of product based companies
                like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc with a free
                online placement preparation course.
            </p>
        </div>
          
        <div class="percentage">
            <p>
                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>
        </div>
    </div
</body>
  
</html>                    

Output:




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