jQuery - width( ) Method


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Description

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

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.width( )

This method is able to find the width of the window and document as follows −

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

Parameters

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

  • NA

Example

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

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
		
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               var color = $(this).css("background-color");
               var width = $(this).height();
               $("#result").html("That div is <span>" +color+ "</span>.");
               $("#result").css({'color': color, 'background-color':'gray'});
               $("#result").width( width );
            });
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         div { width:60px; height:60px; margin:5px; float:left; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
	
      <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>
		
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result:


jquery-css.htm