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CSS border-style Property

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border-style: dotted

CSS border-style Property

CSS border-style property sets the line style for all four sides of an element's border.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ border-style: dotted; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS border-style Property</h1> <div> This is div container. </div> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ border-style: dotted; }

Using Javascript



No, border-style property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS border-style property is none.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of all values for CSS border-style property.

The list of all values which can be used with CSS border-style property.

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All in One

In the following example, we will demonstrate all values of CSS border-style property.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ padding: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; } #point2{ border-style: dotted; } #point3{ border-style: dashed; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS border-style Property</h1> <h2>border-style: dotted;</h2> <div id="point2"> This is div container. </div> <h2>border-style: dashed;</h2> <div id="point3"> This is div container. </div> </body> </html>

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS border-style property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ padding: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; border-style: dotted; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS border-style Property</h1> <div> This is div container. </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.borderStyle = "dashed"; } </script> </body> </html>

CSS border-style is a shorthand CSS Property

The border-style is a shorthand CSS Property of the following CSS properties.

The border-style CSS property can have one, two, three, or four values.

  • border-style: dotted
    • all four borders are dotted
  • border-style: dotted solid
    • top and bottom borders are dotted
    • right and left borders are solid
  • border-style: dotted solid dashed
    • top border is dotted
    • right and left borders are solid
    • bottom border is dashed
  • border-style: dotted solid dashed double
    • top border is dotted
    • right border is solid
    • bottom border is dashed
    • left border is double

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