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CSS border-top-style Property

The border-top-style property sets the line style of an element's top border.

CSS Demo: border-top-style

border-top-style: none;
border-top-style: solid;
border-top-style: dotted;
border-top-style: dashed;
border-top-style: double;
This is a box with a border around it

Technical Details

Default value "none"
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties
Version CSS1
JavaScript syntax object.style.borderTopStyle = "solid" Demo


CSS Syntax:

border-top-style: none|hidden|dotted|dashed|solid|double|groove|ridge|inset|outset|initial|inherit;

Examples

The following example shows how to use border-top-style property:

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A solid top border:

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A dashed top border:

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A double top border:

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A groove top border:

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A ridge top border:

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An inset top border:

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An outset top border:

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No top border:

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Browser compatibility

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

Property
border-top-style 1 1 9.2 1 5.5

Property Values

The following table describes the values of border-top-style property:

Value Description
none Specifies no top border (This is default)
hidden The same as "none", except in border conflict resolution for table elements
dotted Specifies dotted top border
dashed Specifies dashed top border
solid Specifies solid top border
double Specifies double top border
groove Specifies a 3D grooved top border. The effect depends on the border-color value
ridge Specifies a 3D ridged top border. The effect depends on the border-color value
inset Specifies a 3D inset top border. The effect depends on the border-color value
outset Specifies a 3D outset top border. The effect depends on the border-color value
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Borders tutorial

CSS border-style property

CSS border-right-style property

CSS border-left-style property

CSS border-bottom-style property