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Table frame Property

Table Object Reference Table Object

Definition and Usage

The frame property sets or returns which outer-borders (of a table) that should be displayed.

Syntax

Set the frame property:

tableObject.frame="void|above|below|hsides|vsides|lhs|rhs|box|border"

Return the frame property:

tableObject.frame

Value Description
void The outside borders are not shown. This is default
above The top outside border is shown
below The bottom outside border is shown
hsides The top and bottom outside borders are shown
vsides The left and right outside borders are shown
lhs The left outside border is shown
rhs The right outside border is shown
box The outside borders are shown on all four sides
border The outside borders are shown on all four sides


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The frame property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: IE9 displays this property correctly. Earlier versions of IE displays the borders on the cells within the table too (instead of on only the outside borders).


Example

Example

Set two different outer-borders of a table:

<html>
<head>
<script>
function above()
{
document.getElementById('myTable').frame="above";
}
function below()
{
document.getElementById('myTable').frame="below";
}
</script>
</head>
<body>

<table id="myTable" border="1">
  <tr>
    <td>cell 1</td>
    <td>cell 2</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>cell 3</td>
    <td>cell 4</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<br>
<button type="button" onclick="above()">Show above frames</button>
<button type="button" onclick="below()">Show below frames</button>

</body>
</html>

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