HTML <code> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <code> tag assigns a unique style to the code element. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the code element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <code> element.

In JavaScript the alert() method displays an alert box.

<p>
  In JavaScript the 
  <code style="background: papayawhip;">alert()</code> 
  method displays an alert box.
</p>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <code> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <code> element only.


Syntax

<code style="CSS-styles" >

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <code> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

In JavaScript the alert() method displays an alert box.


<p>
  In JavaScript the 
  <code id="mycode" 
        style="background: papayawhip;">alert()</code> 
  method displays an alert box.
</p>

<br/>
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mycode");

    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "papayawhip") {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "aliceblue";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "papayawhip";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <code> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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