CSS/Properties/outline

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Outline

The outline property is a shorthand property, and sets all three of 'outline-style', 'outline-width', and 'outline-color'.

Description

Values [ <outline-width> || <outline-style> || <outline-color> ] | inherit
Initial value See individual properties
Applies to all elements
Inherited No


Values

  • inherit
    Takes the same specified value as the property for the element's parent.


And see also individual properties


Example

Example A

[style.css]

 h1 {
   outline: 1px solid red;
 }

[index.html]

  <body>
    <h1>CSS outline property example</h1>
  </body>

Csslist2 outline2.png

CSS Reference

The CSS specification defines the outline property in 18.4 Dynamic outlines.