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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Basics

can i use all css rules using javscript? when i used border-radius property it is not working.


Zachary Green
Zachary Green
16,359 Points

it should work can i see your code

1 Answer

Hey Akhil,

You can absolutely get and set an element's border radius using JavaScript.

Since "style" in JavaScript (aka CSS of an element) is what's known as a "method" there are a couple ways to call it.

Let's look at some ways to do that:

var element = document.getElementById("insertIDhere");

//Set each individual corner's radius
element.style['border-top-left-radius'] = '4px';
element.style['border-top-right-radius'] = '4px';
element.style['border-bottom-left-radius'] = '2px';
element.style['border-bottom-left-radius'] = '2px';

//Or use this variation
element.style.borderTopLeftRadius = '4px';
element.style.borderTopRightRadius = '4px';
element.style.borderBottomLeftRadius = '2px';
element.style.borderBottomRightRadius = '2px';

//Or use the shorthand border-radius property to set all 4 in one declaration
element.style['border-radius'] = '4px, 2px';

//Or set the shorthand camel case to set all 4 via the dot notation
element.style.borderRadius = '4px, 2px';

There are even more ways to get and set the border-radius property, but these are the easiest. I personally prefer the [] notation of calling the properties because they look exactly the same as the CSS properties themselves instead of being camel cased like the dot notation. But it is up to you.

I hope that clears that up!