CSS Outlines

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An outline is a line that is drawn around elements, outside the border edge, to make the element "stand out".

The outline properties specifies the style, color, and width of an outline.

Examples

Draw a line around an element (outline)
This example demonstrates how to draw a line around an element, outside the border edge.

Set the style of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the style of an outline.

Set the color of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the color of an outline.

Set the width of an outline
This example demonstrates how to set the width of an outline.

All CSS Outline Properties

The number in the "CSS" column indicates in which CSS version the property is defined (CSS1 or CSS2).

Property Description Values CSS
outline Sets all the outline properties in one declaration outline-color
outline-style
outline-width
inherit
2
outline-color Sets the color of an outline color_name
hex_number
rgb_number
invert
inherit
2
outline-style Sets the style of an outline none
dotted
dashed
solid
double
groove
ridge
inset
outset
inherit
2
outline-width Sets the width of an outline thin
medium
thick
length
inherit
2

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