jQuery outerWidth()

jQuery outerWidth() method returns the outer width of the selected element. Border and padding both are included in this method.

Syntax:

$(selector).outerWidth(includeMargin)

includeMargin: This parameter accepts Boolean value to specify whether the margin is to include or not.

  • False: Not to include the margin.
  • True: To include the margin.

Example 1

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
	$("button").click(function(){
      	alert("Outer width of the div is: " + $("div").outerWidth());
	});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div style="height:100px;width:500px;padding:5px;margin:3px;border:1px solid blue;background-color:lightpink;"></div><br />
<button>Width</button>
</body>
</html>

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Example 2

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
  div {
	width: 60px;
  	padding: 10px;
  	height: 100px;
  	float: left;
  	margin: 5px;
  	background: orange;
  	cursor: pointer;
  }
  .mod {
	background: turquoise;
	cursor: default;
  }
  </style>
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>Thick</div>
<div>Thin</div>
<div>Thinner</div>
<div>Thinnest</div>
 
 
<script>
var modwidth = 100;
$( "div" ).one( "click", function() {
  $( this ).outerWidth( modwidth ).addClass( "mod" );
  modwidth -= 10;
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

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