by Sai gowtham

How to Hide/show a div using JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to hide/show a div element using JavaScript.

Consider, we have a following HTML div element.

<div id="container">Hello</div>

To hide a div , first we need to access the div element inside the JavaScript using the document.getElementById() method then set its style.display property to none.

Here is an example:

const element = document.getElementById("container");
element.style.display= "none";

To show an div back, we need to update the style.display property to block.

element.style.display = "block";

Using style.visibility property (alternative approach)

We also can hide a div by setting it’s element style.visibility property to hidden.

const element = document.getElementById("container");
element.style.visibility= "hidden";

To show a div element back, we need to update the style.visibility property to visible.

element.style.visibility= "visible";

The main difference between style.display and style.visibility properties are:

  • When we set a style.display property to none, it removes the element completely from the dom .

  • When we set a style.display property to hidden, it just hides the element but doesn’t remove it in the dom.

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