Prototype - getHeight() Method


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This method finds and returns the computed height of element.

This method returns correct values on elements whose display is set to none either in an inline style rule or in an CSS stylesheet.

Note that the value returned is a number only although it is expressed in pixels.

Syntax

element.getHeight();

Return Value

It returns the computed height of element.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Prototype examples</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "/javascript/prototype.js"></script>
      
      <script>
         function showResult() {
            var height = $('rectangle').getHeight();
            alert("Element height is " +  height );
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
      
      <div id = "rectangle" 
         style = "font-size: 10px; width: 20em; height: 10em">
         <p>This is the paragraph.</p>
      </div>
      <br />
      
      <input type = "button" value = "showResult" onclick = "showResult();"/>
   </body>
</html>

Output


prototype_element_object.htm

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