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paddingLeft property

Sets or retrieves the amount of space to insert between the left border of the object and the content.

CSS 2.1, Section 5.5.9Internet Explorer 9

 

Syntax

Integer value = object.put_paddingLeft(Variant v);Integer value = object.get_paddingLeft(Variant* sPadding);

Property values

Type: VARIANT

percentage (percentage)

Integer, followed by a percent sign (%). The value is a percentage of the width of the parent object.

String format

<length> | <percentage>

CSS information

Applies ToAll elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Value0

Standards information

Remarks

As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, this property applies to inline elements. With earlier versions of Windows Internet Explorer, inline elements must have an absolute IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::position or layout to use this property. Element layout is set by providing a value for the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::height property or the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::width property.

Negative values are not allowed.

Examples

The following example shows two div elements that each contain text and have specified IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::width and IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::border values. The second div element also has a specified IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::paddingLeft value.


<div id="noPadding">
   <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.</p>
</div>
<div id="paddingLeft">
   <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.</p>
</div>



#noPadding {
   width: 200px;
   border: .5em solid #BBBBBB;
}
#paddingLeft {
   width: 200px;
   border: .5em solid #BBBBBB;
   padding-left: 20px;
}

The following image shows the first div element without any padding.

An HTML element without any padding

The following image shows the second div element with a IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::paddingLeft value of 20 pixels.

An HTML element with 20 pixels defined for padding-left

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Mshtml.h

IDL

Mshtml.idl

DLL

Mshtml.dll

See also

CSS Enhancements in Internet Explorer 6

 

 

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