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CSS Clip Property

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CSS clip Property


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Definition

The clip property sets the shape of an element. 

What happens if an image is larger than the element it goes inside? - The "clip" property lets you specify the dimensions of an element that should be visible, and the element is clipped into this shape, and displayed. 

Note: This property cannot be used for elements with an "overflow" property set to "visible".

Inherited: No


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.clip="rect(0px,50px,50px,0px)"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the clip property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Example

img 
{
clip: rect(10px, 5px, 10px, 5px)
}

Possible Values

Value Description
shape Sets the shape of the element. The valid shape value is: rect (top, right, bottom, left)
auto Default. The browser sets the shape of the element



Try-It-Yourself Demos

Set the shape of an element
This example demonstrates how to set the shape of an element. The element is clipped into this shape, and displayed.


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