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  • Last Updated : 28 Feb, 2022

The maxHeight property set/return the maximum height of an element.
The maxHeight property affect only on block-level elements, absolute or fixed position elements.

Syntax:

  • It is used to set the maxHeight property:
    object.style.maxHeight = "none|length|%|initial|inherit"
    
  • It is used to return the maxHeight property:
    object.style.maxHeight
    

Return Values:It returns a string, represents the maximum height of an element

Property Values

  • none: It is the default value and does not contain max-height. It is synonymous to no maximum height specification.
  • length: This property is used to define the max-height in length. The length can be set using px, em etc.
  • %: This property is used to define the max-height in %.
  • initial: This property is used to set the value of the max_height to its default value.
  • inherit : This property is inherited from its parent.

Example-1: Set the maximum height of element using length unit.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>DOM Style maxHeight Property </title>
</head>
<style>
    #Geek1 {
        color: white;
        height: 100px;
        background: green;
    }
</style>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 id="Geek1"
                GeeksForGeeks 
            </h1>
        <h2>DOM Style maxHeight Property </h2>
        <br>
        <button type="button" onclick="mygeeks()">
            Click to change
        </button>
        
        <script>
            function mygeeks() {
                
                // Set maximum height using 
                // Using length unit.
                document.getElementById(
                  "Geek1").style.maxHeight =
                  "40px";
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output

  • Before click on the button:
  • After click on button:

Example-2: Set maximum height using “%”




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>DOM Style maxHeight Property </title>
</head>
<style>
    #Geek1 {
        color: white;
        height: 50%;
        background: green;
    }
      
    #Geek_Center {
        background: yellow;
        width: 400px;
        height: 150px;
        margin-left: 150px;
        text-align: center;
    }
</style>
  
<body>
    <div id="Geek_Center">
        <h3 id="Geek1"
                GeeksForGeeks 
            </h3>
        <h2>DOM Style maxHeight Property </h2>
        <br>
        <button type="button" onclick="mygeeks()">
            Click to change
        </button>
    </div>
    <script>
        function mygeeks() {
            
            //set maximum height.
            document.getElementById(
              "Geek1").style.maxHeight = "35%";
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output

  • Before click on the button:
  • After click on button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | DOM Style maxHeight Property>are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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