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Style borderStyle Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Add a "solid" border to a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderStyle = "solid";

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Definition and Usage

The borderStyle property sets or returns the style of an element's border.

This property can take from one to four values:

  • One value, like: p {border-style: solid} - all four borders will be solid
  • Two values, like: p {border-style: solid dotted} - top and bottom border will be solid, left and right border will be dotted
  • Three values, like: p {border-style: solid dotted double}- top border will be solid, left and right border will be dotted, bottom border will be double
  • Four values, like: p {border-style: solid dotted double dashed} - top border will be solid, right border will be dotted, bottom border will be double, left border will be dashed

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The borderStyle property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the borderStyle property:

object.style.borderStyle

Set the borderStyle property:

object.style.borderStyle=value

Property Values

Value Description
none Defines no border. This is default
hidden The same as "none", except in border conflict resolution for table elements
dotted Defines a dotted border
dashed Defines a dashed border
solid Defines a solid border
double Defines two borders. The width of the two borders are the same as the border-width value
groove Defines a 3D grooved border. The effect depends on the border-color value
ridge Defines a 3D ridged border. The effect depends on the border-color value
inset Defines a 3D inset border. The effect depends on the border-color value
outset Defines a 3D outset border. The effect depends on the border-color value
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: none
Return Value: A String, representing the style of an element's border
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

Change the style of the four borders of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderStyle = "dotted solid double dashed";

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Example

Return the border style of a <div> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderStyle);

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Example

A demonstration of all the different values:

var listValue = selectTag.options[selectTag.selectedIndex].text;
document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderStyle = listValue;

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Border

CSS reference: border-style property

HTML DOM reference: border property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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