CSS caret-color Property

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Example

.example {
  caret-color: red;
}





Enter text in the field to see the caret:


Meaning

The caret-color property sets the color of the insertion caret, the visible marker where the next character typed will be inserted. This is sometimes referred to as the text input cursor. The caret appears in elements such as <input> or those with the contenteditable attribute.

The caret is typically a thin vertical line that flashes to help make it more noticeable. By default, it is black, but its color can be altered with this property.

Default value:auto
Inherited:Yes
Animatable:No
Version:CSS3
JavaScript syntax:
object.style.caretColor="auto|color|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset";



Standard Syntax

caret-color: auto|color|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;



Browser Support

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




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Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
auto This is default value. Browsers uses the currentColor for the caret.
color Specifies a color to use for the caret.
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 {
  caret-color: auto;
}
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