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CSS Outlines


An outline is a line that is drawn around elements (outside the borders) to make the element "stand out".

The outline properties specify the style, color, and width of an outline.


Examples

Draw a line around an element (outline)
This example demonstrates how to draw a line around an element, outside the border edge.

Set the style of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the style of an outline.

Set the color of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the color of an outline.

Set the width of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the width of an outline.


CSS Outline

An outline is a line that is drawn around elements (outside the borders) to make the element "stand out".

However, the outline property is different from the border property.

The outline is not a part of an element's dimensions; the element's total width and height is not affected by the width of the outline.

Outline


All CSS Outline Properties

Property Description Values
outline Sets all the outline properties in one declaration outline-color
outline-style
outline-width
inherit
outline-color Sets the color of an outline color_name
hex_number
rgb_number
invert
inherit
outline-style Sets the style of an outline none
dotted
dashed
solid
double
groove
ridge
inset
outset
inherit
outline-width Sets the width of an outline thin
medium
thick
length
inherit



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