CSS resize Property

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div {
  border: 3px solid;
  padding: 20px; 
  width: 300px;
  height: 50px;
  resize: vertical;
  overflow: auto;


The resize property sets whether an element is resizable, and if so, in which directions.

The resize does not apply to the following:

Default value:none
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

resize: none|both|horizontal|vertical|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 default value. Specifies that the user cannot resize the element.
both Specifies that the user can resize both the height and width of the element.
horizontal Specifies that the user can resize the width of the element.
vertical Specifies that the user can resize the height of the element.
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 {
  resize: none;
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