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CSS outline-style Property


Example

Set the style of an outline:

p
{
outline-style:dotted;
}

Try it yourself »

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The outline-style property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: IE8 supports the outline-style property only if a !DOCTYPE is specified.


Definition and Usage

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

The outline-style property specifies the style of an outline.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.outlineStyle="dashed" Try it


Tips and Notes

An outline is a line around an element. It is displayed around the margin of the element. However, it is different from the border property.

The outline is not a part of the element's dimensions, therefore the element's width and height properties do not contain the width of the outline.


CSS Syntax

outline-style: none|hidden|dotted|dashed|solid|double|groove|ridge|inset|outset|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
none Specifies no outline. This is default Play it »
hidden Specifies a hidden outline Play it »
dotted Specifies a dotted outline Play it »
dashed Specifies a dashed outline Play it »
solid Specifies a solid outline Play it »
double Specifies a double outliner Play it »
groove Specifies a 3D grooved outline. The effect depends on the outline-color value Play it »
ridge Specifies a 3D ridged outline. The effect depends on the outline-color value Play it »
inset Specifies a 3D inset outline. The effect depends on the outline-color value Play it »
outset Specifies a 3D outset outline. The effect depends on the outline-color value Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

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


Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Outline

CSS reference: outline property

HTML DOM reference: outlineStyle property



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