Style borderTop Property

Style Object Reference Style Object


Add a top border to a <div> element:

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

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Definition and Usage

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

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

  • border-top-width
  • border-top-style
  • border-top-color

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The borderTop property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the borderTop property:

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

Property Values

Parameter Description
width Sets the width of the top border
style Sets the style of the top border
color Sets the color of the top 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 top border of an element
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


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

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

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


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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Border

CSS reference: border-top property

HTML DOM reference: border property

Style Object Reference Style Object