by Sai gowtham

How to show and hide html elements using JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about multiple ways to show and hide HTML elements with the help of JavaScript.

Consider, we have a following html div element.

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

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

const divEl = document.getElementById("container");

divEl.style.display= "none";

To show an element back, we need to set style.display property to block.

divEl.style.display = "block";

Similarly, we can also show or hide html elements in JavaScript by using the style.visibility property.

To hide an element, set its style.visibility property to hidden.

divEl.style.visibility= "hidden";

To show an element, set its style.visibility property to visible.

divEl.style.visibility= "visible";

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

  • The style.display property removes the element from the dom when we set a display to none.

  • The style.visibility property just hides the element but doesn’t remove it in the dom when we set a visibility to hidden.

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