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HTML | DOM Style paddingTop Property

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The Style paddingTop property is used for setting or returning the top 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: = "%|length|initial|inherit"

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

Property Values :

  • % : It is used to define the top padding in % of the width of the parent element.
  • length : It is used to define the top padding in length units.
  • 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 paddingTop property method : 

Example: Setting the top padding of a <div> element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Style paddingTop 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 paddingTop</h2>
    <p>For setting the top padding,
      double click the "Apply Top Padding" button: </p>
    <button ondblclick="padding()">Apply Top Padding</button>
    <div id="MyElement">
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        function padding() {
            .style.paddingTop = "100px";


  • Before Clicking the button: 

  • After clicking the button: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | DOM Style paddingTop 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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