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Old October 31st, 2004, 06:57 AM
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Default Get stylesheet's background color

I have a html page which include a stylesheet. I defined my stylesheet as below :


/* style.css */

tr.tblrow td {
   background-color: #def;
   color: #000;
   padding: 0px 5px;


And in my html page, I have a javascript function which will alert me about the background-color as well as font color.

<title>Bg Color</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

function getColor(obj) {
   var el = event.srcElement;
   var txtColor = el.style.color;
   var bgColor = el.style.backgroundColor;

  alert("txtColor = " + txtColor);
  alert("bgColor = " + bgColor);


<form name="form">
   <tr class="tblrow" onClick="getColor(this); return false">
      <td>Student ID</td>
      <td>Student Name</td>
when I clicked on it, I get both color and background-color equal to blank. But, it suppose to be "txtColor = #000" and "bgColor = #def" .

Could anybody help to correct my mistake(s)? Thanks.

Old October 31st, 2004, 07:57 AM
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If in IE (don't know about others) then try currentStyle or runtimeStyle instead of style.


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Thanks joefawcett, it works.

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