Prototype - show() Method


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This method displays and returns element.

This method cannot display elements hidden via CSS stylesheets. Note that this is not a Prototype limitation but a consequence of how the CSS display property works.

Syntax

element.show();

Return Value

Displays and returns HTML element.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Prototype examples</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "/javascript/prototype.js"></script>
      
      <script>
         function hideElement() {
            $('grandfather').hide();
         }
         function showElement() {
            $('grandfather').show();
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
      
      <div id = "grandfather" >This is grand father
         <div id = "father"> This is father.
            <div id = "kid" >This is kid</div>
         </div>
      </div>
      <br />
      
      <input type = "button" value = "Hide" onclick = "hideElement();"/>
      <input type = "button" value = "Show" onclick = "showElement();"/>
   </body>
</html>

Output


prototype_element_object.htm

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