Retrieves the height of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the IHTMLElement::offsetParent property.
HRESULT value = object.get_offsetHeight(* p);
the height, in pixels.
You can determine the location, width, and height of an object by using a combination of the IHTMLElement::offsetLeft, IHTMLElement::offsetTop, IHTMLElement::offsetHeight, and IHTMLElement::offsetWidth properties. These numeric properties specify the physical coordinates and dimensions of the object relative to the object's offset parent.
For more information about how to access the dimension and location of elements on the page through the Dynamic HTML (DHTML) Document Object Model (DOM), see Measuring Element Dimension and Location with CSSOM in Internet Explorer 9.
To comply with the Cascading Style Sheets, Level 1 (CSS1) box model, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and later calculate the height of objects differently when you use the !DOCTYPE declaration in your document to switch on standards-compliant mode. This difference may affect the value of the IHTMLElement::offsetHeight property. When standards-compliant mode is switched on, the IHTMLRuleStyle::height property specifies the distance between the top and bottom edges of the bounding box that surrounds the object's content. When standards-compliant mode is not switched on, and with earlier versions of Windows Internet Explorer, the IHTMLRuleStyle::height property also includes the IHTMLRuleStyle::border and IHTMLRuleStyle::padding belts that surround the object's bounding box.