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CSS background-clip Property

The background-clip property specifies whether an element's background, either the color or image, extends underneath it's border or not.

CSS Demo: background-clip

background-clip: border-box;
background-clip: padding-box;
background-clip: content-box;
The background extends behind the border

Technical Details

Default value border-box
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.backgroundClip = "content-box"


CSS Syntax:

background-clip: border-box|padding-box|content-box|initial|inherit;

Examples

The example below demonstrates how to use background-clip property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the background-clip property:

Property
background-clip 4 4 10.5 3 9

Property Values

The following table describes the values of background-clip property:

Value Description
border-box Specifies that the background extends to the outside edge of the border (This is default)
padding-box Specifies that the background extends to the outside edge of the padding. No background is drawn beneath the border
context-box Specifies that the background extends to the edge of the content box
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Background tutorial

CSS background-color property

CSS background-image property

CSS background-repeat property