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jQuery - height( ) Method

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The height( ) method gets the current computed, pixel, height of the first matched element.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.height( )

This method is able to find the height of the window and document as follows:

$(window).height();   // returns height of browser viewport
$(document).height(); // returns height of HTML document


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method:

<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
   $(document).ready(function() {

     $("div").click(function () {
      var color = $(this).css("background-color");
      var height = $(this).height();
      $("#result").html("That div is <span>" +color+ "</span>.");
      $("#result").css({'color': color, 
      $("#result").height( height );


      div { width:60px; height:60px; margin:5px; float:left; }
   <p>Click on any square:</p>
   <span id="result"> </span>
   <div style="background-color:blue; height:50px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:pink;height:30px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:#123456;height:100px;"></div>
   <div style="background-color:#f11; height:75px;"></div>

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.

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