cssText Property

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Sets or retrieves the persisted representation of the style rule.


object.cssText [ = sTxt ]

Possible Values

sTxtString that specifies or receives the text.

The property is read/write. The property has no default value.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


This example uses the cssText property to retrieve the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) style set on an object.

<P ID=oPara STYLE="color:'green'; font-weight:bold">
This is the test paragraph.</P>
<BUTTON onclick="alert(oPara.style.cssText)">
Get CSS attributes</BUTTON>
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Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this property.

Applies To

runtimeStyle, style, styleSheet