HTML DOM paddingLeft Property

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The HTML DOM paddingLeft property returns and add left padding to an HTML element.

Syntax

Following is the syntax −

1. Returning left padding

object.style.paddingLeft

2. Adding left padding

object.style.paddingLeft=”value”

Values

Here, “value” can be the following −

Value
Details
length
It defines value padding in length unit.
initial
It defines padding to its default value.
inherit
In this padding gets inherited from its parent element.
percentage(%)
It defines padding in percentage of the width of parent element.

Example

Let us see an example of paddingLeft property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
<title>HTML DOM paddingLeft property</title>
<style>
   .outer-box{
      background-color:#db133a;
      width:300px;
      height:300px;
      margin:1rem auto;
   }
   .inner-box{
      background-color:#C3C3E6;
      width:150px;
      height:150px;
   }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h1>paddingLeft Property Example&t;/h1>
<div class="outer-box">
<div class="inner-box">
</div>
</div>
<button type="button" onClick='addPadding()'>Add Padding</button>
<script>
   function addPadding(){
      var outerBox=document.querySelector('.outer-box')
      outerBox.style.paddingLeft='20px';
      console.log(outerBox.style.paddingLeft);
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

Click on “Add Padding” button to add padding inside red box.

The above code will also display the following on Console −

raja
Published on 16-Jul-2019 15:33:06
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