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CSS3 border-image Property


Example

Specify an image as the border around an element:

#borderimg {
    -webkit-border-image: url(border.png) 30 round; /* Safari 3.1-5 */
    -o-border-image: url(border.png) 30 round; /* Opera 11-12.1 */
    border-image: url(border.png) 30 round;
}

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Definition and Usage

The border-image property allows you to specify an image to be used instead of the normal border around an element.

The border-image property is a shorthand property for setting the border-image-source, border-image-slice, border-image-width, border-image-outset and border-image-repeat properties.

Omitted values are set to their default values.

Default value: none 100% 1 0 stretch
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.borderImage="url(border.png) 30 round" Try it

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.

Property
border-image  16.0
4.0 -webkit-
11.0 15.0
3.5 -moz-
6.0
3.1 -webkit-
15.0
11.0 -o-

Note: See individual browser support for each value below.


CSS Syntax

border-image: source slice width outset repeat|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
border-image-source The path to the image to be used as a border
border-image-slice How to slice the border image Play it »
border-image-width The width of the border image
border-image-outset The amount by which the border image area extends beyond the border box
border-image-repeat Whether the border image should be repeated, rounded or stretched Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Examples

More Examples

Example

Different slice values completely changes the look of the border:

#borderimg1 {
    border: 10px solid transparent;
    padding: 15px;
    -webkit-border-image: url(border.png) 50 round; /* Safari 3.1-5 */
    -o-border-image: url(border.png) 50 round; /* Opera 11-12.1 */
    border-image: url(border.png) 50 round;
}

#borderimg2 {
    border: 10px solid transparent;
    padding: 15px;
    -webkit-border-image: url(border.png) 20% round; /* Safari 3.1-5 */
    -o-border-image: url(border.png) 20% round; /* Opera 11-12.1 */
    border-image: url(border.png) 20% round;
}

#borderimg3 {
    border: 10px solid transparent;
    padding: 15px;
    -webkit-border-image: url(border.png) 30% round; /* Safari 3.1-5 */
    -o-border-image: url(border.png) 30% round; /* Opera 11-12.1 */
    border-image: url(border.png) 30% round;
}

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Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Border Images

CSS Reference: border-image-outset property

CSS Reference: border-image-repeat property

CSS Reference: border-image-slice property

CSS Reference: border-image-source property

CSS Reference: border-image-width property

HTML DOM reference: borderImage property



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