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  • Last Updated : 10 Aug, 2022
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The HTML DOM Style animationPlayState Property is used to specify whether an animation is running or paused. 

Syntax :

animation-play-state: running|paused|initial|inherit;

Return Values: It returns a string that represents the animation-play-state property of an element

Property Values: 

  • running: This value is used to run/play an animation.
  • paused: This value is used to pause an animation.
  • initial: This value sets the animation-play-state property to the value of the parent element.
  • inherit: This value is used to set the .animation-play-state property to default(running).

Example: animation-play-state: running 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>
        HTML | DOM Style animationPlayState Property
    </title>
    <style>
        div {
            height: 100px;
            width: 150px;
            font-size: 100px;
            -webkit-animation: movement 3s infinite;
            -webkit-animation-play-state: paused;
            animation: movement 3s infinite;
            color: darkgreen;
            position: relative;
            < !-- property value "running" -->
              animation-play-state: running;
        }
 
        @-webkit-keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
 
        @keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <br>
    <div id="block">Geeks For Geeks</div>
</body>
</html>

Output:

 

 

Example: animation-play-state: paused 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>
        HTML | DOM Style animationPlayState Property
    </title>
    <style>
        div {
            height: 100px;
            width: 150px;
            font-size: 100px;
            -webkit-animation: movement 3s infinite;
            -webkit-animation-play-state: paused;
            animation: movement 3s infinite;
            color: darkgreen;
            position: relative;
            < !-- property value "paused" -->
              animation-play-state: paused;
        }
 
        @-webkit-keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
 
        @keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <button onclick="Play()">
        Click to make the object move
    </button>
    <script>
        function Play() {
            document.getElementById("block"
            ).style.WebkitAnimationPlayState = "running";
 
            document.getElementById("block"
            ).style.animationPlayState = "running";
        }
    </script>
    <br>
    <div id="block">Geeks For Geeks</div>
</body>
</html>

Output :

 

Example: animation-play-state: inherit 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>
        HTML | DOM Style animationPlayState Property
    </title>
    <style>
        div {
            height: 50px;
            width: 150px;
            font-size: 100px;
            -webkit-animation: movement 3s infinite;
            -webkit-animation-play-state: paused;
            animation: movement 3s infinite;
            color: darkgreen;
            position: relative;
            animation-play-state: running;
        }
         
        h4 {
            width: 150px;
            -webkit-animation: movement 3s infinite;
            -webkit-animation-play-state: paused;
            animation: movement 3s infinite;
            color: darkgreen;
            position: relative;
            <!-- property value "inherit" -->
            animation-play-state: inherit;
        }
         
        @-webkit-keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
         
        @keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <br>
    <div id="block">
        Gfg
        <h4> I'm inherited</h4>
    </div>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

 

Example: animation-play-state: initial 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>
        HTML | DOM Style animationPlayState Property
    </title>
    <style>
        div {
            height: 100px;
            width: 150px;
            font-size: 100px;
            -webkit-animation: movement 3s infinite;
            -webkit-animation-play-state: paused;
            animation: movement 3s infinite;
            color: darkgreen;
            position: relative;
            < !-- property value "initial" -->
            animation-play-state: initial;
        }
 
        @-webkit-keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
 
        @keyframes movement {
            from {
                left: 50px;
            }
 
            to {
                left: 400px;
            }
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <br>
    <div id="block">Geeks For Geeks</div>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by animation-play-state property are listed below:

  • Chrome: 43.0 and above
  • Firefox: 16.0 and above
  • Safari: 9.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer: 10 and above
  • Edge: 12.0 and above
  • Opera: 30.0 and above

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