What is the difference between innerHeight and outerHeight in jQuery?

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innerHeight in jQuery

The innerHeight() method gets the inner height (excludes the border and includes the padding) for the first matched element.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with innerHeight in jQuery:

Live Demo

<html>

   <head>
      <title>jQuery innerHeight() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
           
            $("div").click(function () {
               var color = $(this).css("background-color");
               var height = $(this).innerHeight();
               $("#result").html("Inner Height is <span>" +
                  height + "</span>.");
               $("#result").css({'color': color, 'background-color':'gray'});
               $("#result").height( height );
            });
               
         });
      </script>
       
      <style>
         #div1{
             margin:10px;
             padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
             width:60px;
         }
             
         #div2 {
            margin:15px;
            padding:5px;
            border:5px solid #666;
            width:60px;
         }
         
         #div3 {
            margin:20px;
            padding:4px;
            border:4px solid #666;
            width:60px;
           
         }
         #div4 {
             margin:5px;
             padding:3px;
             border:3px solid #666;
             width:60px;
         }
      </style>
   </head>
   
   <body>
   
      <p>Click on any square:</p>
      <span id = "result"> </span>
       
      <div id = "div1" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div id = "div2" style = "background-color:pink;"></div>
      <div id = "div3" style = "background-color:#123456;"></div>
      <div id = "div4" style = "background-color:#f11;"></div>
       
   </body>  
</html>

outerHeight() in jQuery

The outerHeight() returns the outer height of the first matched element. It includes padding and border.

Example

You can try to run the following code to get the outer height in jQuery:

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $("button").click(function(){
        alert("Outer Height of div element: " + $("div").outerHeight());
    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<div style="height:200px;width:500px;padding:10px;margin:10px;border:1px solid red; background-color:blue;"></div><br>
<button>Get Outer Height of div</button>

</body>
</html>
raja
Published on 17-Dec-2017 12:11:53
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