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CSS border-image-repeat Property

The border-image-repeat property defines how the edge regions of a source image are adjusted to fit the dimensions of an element's border image.

CSS Demo: border-image-repeat

border-image-repeat: stretch;
border-image-repeat: round;
border-image-repeat: repeat;
border-image-repeat: space;
border-image-repeat: round stretch;
This is a box with a border around it

The border-image-repeat property can be specified using one or two values:

  • When one value is specified, it applies the same behavior on all four sides
  • When two values are specified, the first applies to the top and bottom, the second to the left and right

Technical Details

Default value stretch
Applies to all elements, except internal table elements when border-collapse is collapse
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.borderImageRepeat = "round"


CSS Syntax:

border-image-repeat: stretch|repeat|round|initial|inherit;

Examples

The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border:

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Specify round value for border-image-repeat property:

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Specify space value for border-image-repeat property:

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Specify repeat value for border-image-repeat property:

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the border-image-repeat property:

Property
border-image-repeat 15 15 15 6 12

Property Values

The following table describes the values of border-image-repeat property:

Value Description
repeat The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border
round The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Tiles may be stretched to achieve the proper fit
space The source image's edge regions are tiled (repeated) to fill the gap between each border. Extra space will be distributed in between tiles to achieve the proper fit
stretch The source image's edge regions are stretched to fill the gap between each border
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Border Image tutorial

CSS border-image property

CSS border-image-outset property

CSS border-image-width property