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HTML DOM | Style paddingLeft Property

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The Style paddingLeft property is used for setting or returning the left padding of an element. 
The padding property inserts the user desired space within the border of an element.
Syntax : 

  • To get the property:
  • To set the property: = "auto|length|%|initial|inherit"


Return Values: It returns a string value, which represents the left padding of an element

Property Values : 

  • auto : It is used to let the browser set the left position.
  • length : It is used to define the left padding in length units.
  • % : It is used to define the left padding in % of the width of the parent element.
  • initial : It is used to set this property to its default value.
  • inherit : It is used to inherit this property from its parent element.

Below program illustrates the Style paddingLeft property method :
Example: Setting the left padding of a <div> element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Style paddingLeft in HTML</title>
        #MyElement {
            border: 1px solid black;
            background-color: green;
            width: 300px;
            height: 300px;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Style paddingLeft</h2>
    <p>For setting the left padding,
      double click the "Apply Left Padding" button: </p>
    <button ondblclick="padding()">Apply Left Padding</button>
    <div id="MyElement">
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        function padding() {
            .style.paddingLeft = "100px";


  • Before Clicking the button:

  • After clicking the button: 


Supported Browsers: The browser supported byHTML DOM | Style paddingLeft Property are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 3.5 and above
  • Apple Safari 1 and above


Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2022
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