The border-left-style property sets the style of the left border of an element. Note that in many cases the shorthand CSS property border-style is more convenient and preferable.

  • Initial valuenone
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedNo
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueSpecified value
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript syntaxobject.style.borderLeftStyle
Formal syntax: <line-style> 

border-left-style: none;
border-left-style: hidden;
border-left-style: dotted;
border-left-style: dashed;
border-left-style: solid;
border-left-style: double;
border-left-style: groove;
border-left-style: ridge;
border-left-style: inset;
border-left-style: outset;
<line-style> = none | hidden | dotted | dashed | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset
  • noneBorder is not drawn, color and width are ignored. If the border is an image, the image layer counts but is not drawn.
  • hiddenSame as none, except in terms of conflict resolution of collapsed borders. Any element with a hidden border suppresses all shared borders at that location. Borders with a style of none have the lowest priority.
  • dottedA series of round dots.
  • dashedA series of square-ended dashes.
  • solidA single line segment.
  • doubleTwo parallel solid lines with some space between them.
  • grooveDisplays a border leading to a carved effect. It is the opposite of ridge.
  • ridgeLooks as if it were coming out of the canvas.
  • insetLooks as if the content on the inside of the border is sunken into the canvas.
  • outsetLooks as if the content on the inside of the border is coming out of the canvas.
  • inherit
.class {
   border-left-style: dotted;
}

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Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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