What is the difference between width and innerWidth in jQuery?

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Width in jQuery

The width is the horizontal measurement of the container, for example, width of a div. It excludes the padding, border, or margin.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to get the width of an element 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("Width of div element: " + $("div").width());
    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<div style="height:200px;width:400px;padding:20px;margin:1px;border:1px solid red; background-color:gray;"></div><br>
<button>Get Width of div</button>

</body>
</html>

innerWidth in jQuery

The innerWidth() returns the inner width of the first matched element. It includes padding, but not border and margin.

Example

You can try to run the following code to get the inner width 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("Inner Width of div element: " + $("div").innerWidth());
    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<div style="height:200px;width:400px;padding:20px;margin:1px;border:1px solid red; background-color:gray;"></div><br>
<button>Get Inner Width of div</button>

</body>
</html>

raja
Updated on 17-Dec-2019 08:43:39

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