margin-right property

Sets or retrieves the width of the right margin of the object.

CSS 2.1, Section 5.5.2Internet Explorer 9

 

Syntax

margin-right: <margin-width> | inherit

Property values

margin-width

Default. Right margin is set equal to the left margin.

inherit

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

CSS information

Applies ToAll elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Value0

Standards information

Remarks

You can specify possible length values relative to the height of the element's font (em) or the height of the letter "x" (ex).

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, the specified margin value is added to the default value of the object. In Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and later, the margin value is absolute. The margin properties do not work with the td and tr objects in Internet Explorer 4.0, but they do work in Internet Explorer 3.0. To set margins in the cell for Internet Explorer 4.0 and later, apply the margin to an object, such as div or p, within the td.

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

Negative margins are supported, except for top and bottom margins on inline objects.

Examples

In the following example, three div elements specify height, width, background-color values in addition to the default div element float value of left. The second div also specifies a margin-right value of 10px.


<div id="blue"></div>
<div id="yellow"></div>
<div id="green"></div>



div {
   float: left;
}
#blue {
   background-color: #00A4EF;
   height: 50px;
   width: 50px;
}
#yellow {
   background-color: #FFB900;
   height: 50px;
   width: 50px;
   margin-right: 10px;
}
#green {
   background-color: #7FBA00;
   height: 50px;
   width: 50px;
}

The image below the shows the result. The second div element has a right margin of 10 pixels.

Three squares with margin-right applied to the middle square

The following example uses inline scripting to set the right margin of the image to 1 centimeter when the onclick event occurs.

Code example: http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/refs/marginRight.htm


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>marginRight</title>
</head>

<body>
  <p>Click any sphere to expand the right margin to 1cm. Double-click a sphere to return to no right margin.</p>

  <!-- HERE WE USE IN-LINE SCRIPTING TO HANDLE MOUSE EVENTS -->
  <img src="http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/graphics/sphere.jpg" onclick="this.style.marginRight='1cm'" ondblclick="this.style.marginRight=''">
  <img src="http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/graphics/sphere.jpg" onclick="this.style.marginRight='1cm'" ondblclick="this.style.marginRight=''">
  <img src="http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/graphics/sphere.jpg" onclick="this.style.marginRight='1cm'" ondblclick="this.style.marginRight=''">
</body>
</html>

See also

CSSStyleDeclaration
currentStyle
defaults
runtimeStyle
style
Conceptual
CSS Values and Units Reference
Other Resources
CSS Enhancements in Internet Explorer 6

 

 

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