This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The CSSStyleDeclaration.getPropertyCSSValue() method interface returns a CSSValue containing the CSS value for a property. Note that it returns null if the property name is a shorthand property.

You should use CSSStyleDeclaration.getPropertyValue() instead.


var value = style.getPropertyCSSValue(property);


  • property is a DOMString representing the property name to be retrieved.

Return value

  • value is a CSSValue containing the CSS value for a property. If none exists, returns null.


The following JavaScript code gets an object containing the computed RGB values of the color CSS property:

var style = window.getComputedStyle(elem, null);
var rgbObj = style.getPropertyCSSValue('color').getRGBColorValue();


Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'CSSStyleDeclaration' in that specification.
Obsolete Declared as obsolete in July 2003.

Browser compatibility

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