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Set height of a div to full screen

, 25 Dec 2011 CPOL
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How to set the height of a div to full screen.

Here is how to set the height of a div to full screen:

min-height:expression( document.body.clientHeight +’px’);

If your website is jQuery enabled, the same can be achieved by:


NOTE: The prime reason behind posting this trick was that 'height:100%;' does not work with IE 8 browser. So if any alternative is posted, I would request the authors to test it in IE 8 compatibility mode in IE 9.


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralRe: Direct from Microsoft website ("About Dynamic Properties" ur... Pin
GladToBeGrey14-Nov-11 3:02
memberGladToBeGrey14-Nov-11 3:02 
GeneralThe prime reason behind posting this trick was that 'height:... Pin
B Birajdar1-Dec-11 3:45
memberB Birajdar1-Dec-11 3:45 
GeneralInsufficient info and it doesn't work Pin
joekecalo21-Nov-11 21:43
memberjoekecalo21-Nov-11 21:43 
Generalcan you tell how can we get the height of screen when we hav... Pin
spydeehunk7-Nov-11 16:48
memberspydeehunk7-Nov-11 16:48 
GeneralRe: Yes. The javascript will get the height of the client browse... Pin
B Birajdar7-Nov-11 22:35
memberB Birajdar7-Nov-11 22:35 
GeneralNot really, no. CSS expressions were unique to IE, and were... Pin
GladToBeGrey7-Nov-11 12:05
memberGladToBeGrey7-Nov-11 12:05 
GeneralRe: CSS expressions are still valid. I have tested it in IE 8 an... Pin
B Birajdar14-Nov-11 2:50
memberB Birajdar14-Nov-11 2:50 

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