Style borderLeft Property

Style Object Reference Style Object


Add a left border to a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderLeft = "thick solid #0000FF";

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Definition and Usage

The borderLeft property sets or returns up to three separate border-left properties, in a shorthand form.

With this property, you can set/return one or more of the following (in any order):

  • border-left-width
  • border-left-style
  • border-left-color

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The borderLeft property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the borderLeft property:

Set the borderLeft property:"width style color|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Parameter Description
width Sets the width of the left border
style Sets the style of the left border
color Sets the color of the left border
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: not specified
Return Value: A String, representing the width, style and/or color of the left border of an element
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Change the width, style and color of the left border of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderLeft = "thin dotted red";

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Return the border-left property values of a <div> element:


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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Border

CSS reference: border-left property

HTML DOM reference: border property

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