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CSS right property

This CSS property specifies the right offset for the horizontal positioned elements and does not affect the non-positioned elements. It is one of the four offset properties that are left, top, and bottom.

When both left and right properties are defined, the right value has a preference if the container is right-to-left, and the left value has preference if the container is left-to-right.

The effect of this property depends on how the corresponding element is positioned, i.e., the value of the position property. The right property does not affect when the position property is set to the value static.

The effects of this property on positioned elements other than the value static are listed as follows:

  • When the element is absolutely or fixed positioned (i.e., position: absolute; and position: fixed;), the right property specifies the distance between the element's right edge and the right edge of its containing block (ancestor to which the element is relatively positioned).
  • If the element is relatively positioned (i.e., position: relative;), the right property sets the element's right edge to the left/right from its normal position.
  • If the position is set to sticky, e., position: sticky; then, the positioning context is the viewport. When the element is inside the viewport, the right property behaves like its position is relative. When the element is outside, then the right property behaves like its position is fixed.

Syntax

Property Values

The values of this property are defined as follows:

auto: This is the default value. It allows the browser to calculate the right edge position.

length: This value defines the position of the right property in px, cm, pt, etc. It allows negative values.

percentage: This value defines the position of the right property in percentage (%). It is calculated to the width of the element's containing block. It also allows negative values.

initial: It sets the property to its default value.

inherit: It inherits the property from its parent element.

Example

In this example, there are four absolutely positioned (i.e., position: absolute;) div elements. We are applying the right property to them. The div elements with right: initial; and right: auto; will overlap because of having default values and similar dimensions.

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Output

CSS right property

Example

In this example, there are four relatively positioned (i.e., position: relative;) div elements. We are applying CSS right property on them. Here, we are using the negative values of the length and percentage on two div elements.

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Output

CSS right property




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