The outline property is a shorthand property for setting one or more of the individual outline properties outline-style, outline-width and outline-color in a single rule. In most cases the use of this shortcut is preferable and more convenient.

  • Initial valueBased on individual properties
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedNo
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueSee individual properties
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: [ <outline-color> || <outline-style> || <outline-width> ] | inherit 

outline: red solid thick;
outline: #3366FF solid thick;
outline: #CCC solid 3px;
  • <outline-color>See the outline-color CSS property for values.
  • <outline-style>See the outline-style CSS property for values.
  • <outline-width>See the outline-width CSS property for values.
  • inherit
.class {
   outline: red solid thick;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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