CSS max-height Property

CSS max-height property specifies the maximum height of the content area of an element.


The following table outline the usages and version history of this property.

Default value: 0
Applies to: All elements except table rows
Inherited: No
Version: CSS1
JavaScript Syntax: object.style.maxHeight = "200px"


Here is a syntax for the CSS max-height property

max-height: length | percentage | initial | inherit;

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
length Specifies the length value expressed in px, pt, cm, em, etc. to set maximum height
percentage Specifies the percentage value to set maximum height
initial Sets default value of this property
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element


The example below shows to sets height property.

div.one {
  height: 100px;
  max-height: 200px;
div.two {
  height: auto;
  max-height: 50px;

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Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3+
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Opera 4+
  • Safari 2+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.