CSS background-clip Property

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div {
  border: 5px dashed black;
  padding: 10px;
  background: red;

#example1 {
  background-clip: border-box;  

#example2 {
  background-clip: padding-box;

#example3 {
  background-clip: content-box;

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The background-clip CSS property sets whether an element's background extends underneath its border box, padding box, or content box.

Default value:border-box
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
border-box This is default value. Specifies that the background extends to the outside edge of the border. Background is drawn below the border.
padding-box Specifies that the background extends to the outside edge of the padding. No background is drawn below the border.
content-box Specifies that the background is painted within (clipped to) the content box only. No background is drawn below the border and padding area.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  background-clip: border-box;
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