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CSS3 border-image-source Property

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The border-image-source CSS property specifies the location of the image to be used for the border, instead of the border styles given by the border-style propertiey.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this property.

Default value: none
Applies to: All elements, except internal table elements when
border-collapse is collapse. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inherited: No
Animatable: No. See animatable properties.
Version: New in CSS3


The syntax of the property is given with:

none | image | initial | inherit

The example below shows the border-image-source property in action.

.box {
    width: 300px;
    height: 150px;
    border-image-source: url("border.png");
    border-image-slice: 30;
    border-image-repeat: round;

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
none No border-image, the border-style will be used. This is default value.
image Specifies the location of the border image.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element border-image-source property.

Browser Compatibility

The border-image-source property is supported in all major modern browsers.

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Basic Support—

  • Firefox 15+
  • Google Chrome 15+
  • Internet Explorer 11+
  • Apple Safari 6+
  • Opera 15+

Further Reading

See tutorial on: CSS3 Border, CSS Border.

Related properties: border-image, border-image-width, border-image-repeat, border-image-slice, border-image-outset, border.

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