Style outlineColor Property

❮ Style Object


Change the color of the outline of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.outlineColor = "#00ff00";
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Definition and Usage

The outlineColor property sets or returns the color of the outline around an element.

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.

Browser Support

outlineColor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Return the outlineColor property:

Set the outlineColor property: = "color|invert|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
color Specifies the color of the outline. Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values
invert Inverts the color of the outline to the opposite value. This is default
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: invert
Return Value: A String, representing the color of an element's outline
CSS Version CSS2

More Examples


Return the border color of a <div> element:

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Outline

CSS reference: outline-color property

HTML DOM reference: outline property

❮ Style Object