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outlineColor style property

Browser support:
Specifies or returns the color for the outline for an element.
The outline is similar to the border of an element, but it is not part of the element's dimensions, and it is displayed around the margin of the element. Therefore the element's width and height properties do not contain the width of the outline.
Note: The outlineColor property is supported in Internet Explorer from version 8.


You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read/write.
CSS page for this property: outline-color

Possible values:

The type of this property is string.
 One of the following values: 
Color of the outline. For the supported color values, see the colors page.
Takes the value of this property from the computed style of the parent element.
Inverts the color of the outline to the opposite value.
Default: invert.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the outline-color property:
        .example {
            outline-width: 2px;
            outline-style: solid;
            outline-color: blue;

            border-width: 1px;
            border-style: solid;
            border-color: red;
    <div class="example">Outline: 2px solid blue</div>
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Example HTML code 2:

This example illustrates the use of the outlineColor property in JavaScript:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function ChangeOutline (selectTag) {
            // Returns the index of the selected option
            var whichSelected = selectTag.selectedIndex;

            // Returns the text of the selected option
            var colorValue = selectTag.options[whichSelected].text;

            var div = document.getElementById ("myDiv");

            if ('outlineColor' in {
       = colorValue;
            } else {
                alert ("Your browser doesn't support this example!");
    <div id="myDiv" style="outline: 4px solid blue;">Change outline color</div>

    <br /><br /><br />
    <select onchange="ChangeOutline (this);" size="7">
        <option />black
        <option selected="selected" />blue
        <option />cyan
        <option />green
        <option />red
        <option />yellow
        <option />white
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