Custom border thickness

border-image-width

Specify how to scale the source image regions into the custom border's thickness.

Property values

This property defines how the border image slices are rendered. The sizes specified here do not have to be equal to the region sizes created with the border-image-slice rule. The nine images slices may be expanded or contracted from their original size in this process.

In order for this property to be effective, the border-width property must be specified concurrently. If the border-image-width is greater than the border-width, it will spill over into the interior of the element.

This property expects anywhere from one to four values, with their interpretation as follows:

number of values sides effected
1 value Sets all four sides: top, right, bottom, left
2 values 1st value: top and bottom edges
2nd value: right and left edges
3 values 1st value: top edge
2nd value: right and left edges
3rd value: bottom edge
4 values 1st value: top edge
2nd value: right edge
3rd value: bottom edge
4th value: left edge

Use any of these font-relative typographic units to set the border-image-width:

em em The font-size of the current font
rem relative em The font-size of the <html> element
lh line height The line-height of the current font
rlh relative line height The line-height of the <html> element
cap cap height The nominal height of the current font's capital letters
ex "x" The height of the current font's "x" glyph
ch "0" The advance measure (the width) of the current font's "0" glyph
ic ideograph count The advance measure (the width) of the current font's "水" ideograph

Or use any of these fixed size units which are independent of the current font:

in inch A size equal 96px
px pixels A size equal to 1/96 inch
pt point A size equal 1in/72 = 1.33px
pc pica A size equal 1in/6 = 12pt = 16px
cm centimeter A size equal to 96px/2.54 = 37.8px
mm millimeter A size equal to 96px/25.4 = 3.8px
Q quarter millimeter A size equal to 96px/1016 = 0.94px

Examples

/* identical border width and border-image width */
border-width: 10px;
border-image-width: 10px;

/* border-image width intrudes into the interior by 9 pixels */
border-width: 1px;
border-image-width: 10px;
border-image-width

style > framing > border-image-widthCustom border thickness

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