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CSSContainerRule: containerName property

The read-only containerName property of the CSSContainerRule interface represents the container name of the associated CSS @container at-rule.

For example, the value of containerName for the @container below is sidebar:

@container sidebar (min-width: 700px) {
  .card {
    font-size: 2em;


A string that contains the container-name of the @container associated with this CSSContainerRule. If the @container is not named, the function returns the empty string ("").


The example below defines a named @container rule, and displays the properties of the associated CSSContainerRule. The CSS is very similar to that in the @container example Creating named container contexts.

First we define the HTML for a card (<div>) contained within a post.

<div class="post">
  <div class="card">
    <h2>Card title</h2>
    <p>Card content</p>

The CSS for the container element specifies the type of the container, and may also specify a name. The card has a default font size, which is overridden for the @container named sidebar if the minimum width is greater than 700px.

<style id="examplestyles">
  .post {
    container-type: inline-size;
    container-name: sidebar;

  /* Default heading styles for the card title */
  .card h2 {
    font-size: 1em;

  @container sidebar (min-width: 700px) {
    .card {
      font-size: 2em;

The code below gets the HTMLStyleElement associated with the example using its id, and then uses its sheet property to get the StyleSheet. From the StyleSheet we get the set of cssRules added to the sheet. Since we added the @container as the third rule above, we can access the associated CSSContainerRule using the third entry (index "2"), in the cssRules. Last of all, we log the container name and query properties (the code that does the logging is not shown).

const exampleStylesheet = document.getElementById("examplestyles").sheet;
const exampleRules = exampleStylesheet.cssRules;
const containerRule = exampleRules[2]; // a CSSContainerRule representing the container rule.
log(`CSSContainerRule.containerName: "${containerRule.containerName}"`);

The example output is shown below. The log section lists the container name string. The title in the card section should double in size as the width of the page goes over 700px.


Browser compatibility

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containerName 111 111 110 No No No 111 111 110 No No No

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