Tom Tom - 2 years ago 209
jQuery Question

jQuery How to Get Element's Margin and Padding?

Just wondering - how using jQuery - I can get an elements formatted total padding and margin etc ? i.e. 30px 30px 30px 30px or 30px 5px 15px 30px etc

I tried

var margT = jQuery('img').css('margin');
var bordT = jQuery('img').css('border');
var paddT = jQuery('img').css('padding');

But this doesn't work ?

Answer Source

According to the jQuery documentation, shorthand CSS properties are not supported.

Depending on what you mean by "total padding", you may be able to do something like this:

var $img = $('img');
var paddT = $img.css('padding-top') + ' ' + $img.css('padding-right') + ' ' + $img.css('padding-bottom') + ' ' + $img.css('padding-left');
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