CSS background-repeat Property

Description

The background-repeat property defines how background images are repeated. A background image can be repeated along the horizontal axis, the vertical axis, both, or not repeated at all.

Initial value
repeat
Applies to
All elements
Inherited
No
Media
Visual
Computed value
A list, each item consisting of: two keywords, one per dimension
Animatable
No
CSS Version
CSS1, CSS2, CSS3
JavaScript syntax
object.style.backgroundRepeat

Syntax

background-repeat: <repeat-style> [ , <repeat-style> ]* 

Values

<repeat-style> = repeat-x | repeat-y | [repeat | space | round | no-repeat]{1,2}
  • repeatThe image is repeated horizontally and vertically. In CSS3, if two keywords are used, the image is repeated along the relevant axis.
  • repeat-xThe image is repeated along the horizontal axis.
  • repeat-yThe image is repeated along the vertical axis.
  • no-repeatThe image is not repeated.
  • spaceThe image is repeated as often as will fit into the background area a whole number of times, and is spaced out so that the first and last ones touch the edges. (CSS3)
  • roundThe image is repeated as often as will fit into the background area, and is rescaled if necessary to make it fit a whole number of times. (CSS3)
  • inherit

Example

<div style="height:1000"> </div>
body { 
   background-image: url(images/icon2.png); 
   background-position: right; 
   background-repeat: repeat-y; 
}

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Browser Support

Desktop
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Last updated by CSSPortal on: 20th October 2019


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