HTML Style Animation Play State Property | Animation Play State Tutorial By WDH

HTML Style animation Play State Property

❮ Style Object


Changing the animation of a <div> element, using the shorthand property:

// Code for Safari 4.0 - 8.0
document.getElementById("myDIV").style.WebkitAnimation = "mynewmove 4s 2";

// Standard syntax
document.getElementById("myDIV").style.animation = "mynewmove 4s 2";

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Definition and Usage

The animation property is a shorthand property for six of the animation properties:


Note: Always specify the animationDuration property, otherwise the duration is 0, and will never be played.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by Webkit, Moz, or O specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

animation 43.0
4.0 Webkit
10.0 16.0
5.0 Moz
4.0 Webkit
15.0 Webkit
12.0 -o-


Return the animation property:

Set the animation property: = "name duration timingFunction delay iterationCount direction fillMode playState"

Property Values

Value Description
animationName Specifies the name of the keyframe you want to bind to the selector
animationDuration Specifies how many seconds or milliseconds an animation takes to complete
animationTimingFunction Specifies the speed curve of the animation
animationDelay Specifies a delay before the animation will start
animationIterationCount Specifies how many times an animation should be played
animationDirection Specifies whether or not the animation should play in reverse on alternate cycles
animationFillMode Specifies what values are applied by the animation outside the time it is executing
animationPlayState Specifies whether the animation is running or paused
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit