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The max-height property designates the maximum height of an element.

Syntax

If the content is larger than the max-height value, the property will be applied but the content will overflow. The overflow property defines how the container will handle the overflowing content. If the content is smaller than the max-height value, the property will not have any effect.

div.ex {
  max-height: 400px;
}

Values

none
Default value. No maximum height is set.

length
Defines in length units (px, pt, em, etc.) the maximum height of the element.

%
Defines the maximum height of the element in percentage of the containing element.

initial
Sets the property to its default value.

inherit
Inherits this property’s value from its parent item.

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