CSS outline-style Property

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h1 {
  outline: 2px black;
  outline-style: dotted;

p {
  outline: 5px red;
  outline-style: dashed;

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The outline-style property defines a style for an element’s outline.

Default value:none
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

outline-style: none|hidden|dotted|dashed|solid|double|groove|ridge|inset|outset|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

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
none This is the default. No outline will be applied.
hidden Same as none, except the case where table cells have collapsed outlines and the two cells share a outline.
dotted Specifies a dotted outline.
dashed Specifies a dashed outline.
solid Specifies a solid outline.
double Specifies a double outline.
groove Specifies a 3D grooved outline (The effect depends on the outline-color value).
ridge Specifies a 3D ridged outline (The effect depends on the outline-color value).
inset Specifies a 3D inset outline (The effect depends on the outline-color value).
outset Specifies a 3D outset outline (The effect depends on the outline-color value).
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 {
  outline-style: none;
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