CSS - clip


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Description

The clip property defines the area outside which an absolutely positioned element's content is not visible.

Possible Values

  • auto − The clipping region is equivalent to the content area of the positioned element.

  • shape − A shape descriptor. As of CSS2, there is only one valid shape: rect(top right bottom left).

Applies to

block-level and replaced elements.

DOM Syntax

object.style.clip = rect(top right bottom left);

Example

Here is the example which shows effect of this property −

<html>
   <head>
   
      <style type="text/css">
         div {
            background: url(/images/css.gif);
            clip:rect(10px, 155px, 145px, 10px);
            border:2px solid black;
            height:100px;
            width:150px;
            position:absolute;
            top:inherit;
            left:0px;
         }
      </style>
      
   </head>
   <body>
      <div>Example of clipping one image using css clip property</div>
   </body>
</html> 

It will produce the following result −



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