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CSS column-rule Property

The column-rule property sets the width, style, and color of the rule (line) drawn between columns in a multi-column layout.

CSS Demo: column-rule

column-rule: solid;
column-rule: 5px dotted;
column-rule: 4px double red;
column-rule: thin inset blue;

The column-rule property is a shorthand that sets the following properties in a single declaration:

If column-rule-color is omitted, the color applied will be the color of the text.

Technical Details

Default value
as each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • column-rule-width: medium
  • column-rule-style: none
  • column-rule-color: currentcolor
Applies to Multi-column elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable yes See animatable properties. Demo
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.columnRule = "4px double red" Demo


CSS Syntax:

column-rule: column-rule-width column-rule-style column-rule-color|initial|inherit;

Examples

The following example shows how to use column-rule property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the column-rule property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- and -moz- specify the first version that worked with a vendor prefix.

Property
column-rule 50
4 -webkit-
52
2 -moz-
37
15 -webkit-
9
3.1 -webkit-
10

Property Values

The following table describes the values of column-rule property:

Value Description
column-rule-width Sets the width of the rule (line) between columns. Negative values are not allowed
column-rule-style Sets the style of the rule (line) between columns
column-rule-color Sets the color of the rule (line) between columns
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS columns property

CSS column-rule-color property

CSS column-rule-style property

CSS column-rule-width property