The outline Shorthand Property in CSS

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The outline shorthand property can be defined to draw a line of specific style (required), thickness, and color around the borders of the element, but the outline is not a part of element’s dimensions unlike border property.

Syntax

The syntax of CSS outline Shorthand property is as follows −

Selector {
   outline: /*value*/
}

Example

Let’s see an example of outline Shorthand property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS outline Shorthand</title>
<style>
span {
   margin: 15px;
   padding: 20px;
   border-style: solid;
   border-color: #f28500 #dc3545;
   position: absolute;
   outline: 5px double green;
   border-radius: 50%;
}
#showDiv {
   margin:auto;
   border-style: solid;
   border-color: darkmagenta dodgerblue;
   outline: groove black;
   height: 80px;
   width: 80px;
}
#container {
   width:50%;
   margin:50px auto;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
<div id="showDiv"><span></span></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Output

Following is the output for the above code −

Example

Let’s see another example of outline Shorthand property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS outline Shorthand</title>
<style>
#container {
   width:50%;
   margin:50px auto;
}
p {
   margin:auto;
   border-style: ridge;
   border-width: 10px;
   border-color: orange;
   outline: 5px dashed yellow;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
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</div>
</body>
</html>

Output

Following is the output for the above code −

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Published on 07-Jan-2020 12:33:09
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