CSS Properties: How to set the color of a dotted outline

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Declares the document type and version of HTML -->
<html><!-- Begins the HTML document -->
<head><!-- Contains metadata and links to external resources -->
<title>How to set the color of a dotted outline</title><!-- Sets the title of the document -->
<style type="text/css"> /* Starts CSS styling */
  p { /* Styles all paragraph elements */
  border: 1px solid #FF0000; /* Sets a solid red border around the paragraph */
  outline-style: dotted; /* Sets the style of the outline to dotted */
  outline-color: #CC63FF; /* Sets the color of the outline to a shade of purple */
</style><!-- Ends CSS styling -->
</head><!-- Ends the head section -->
<body><!-- Begins the body of the document -->
<h2>w3resource Tutorial</h2><!-- Displays a level 2 heading -->
<p><!-- Paragraph element begins -->
 CSS, stands for Cascading Style Sheet is a computer language to describe presentation (for example width, height, color, background color, alignment etc.) of HTML and XML (and XML based languages like XHTML, SVG) web documents. In all the examples of our tutorials, we have used HTML for implementing CSS.
</p><!-- Paragraph element ends -->
</body><!-- Ends the body section -->
</html><!-- Ends the HTML document -->


  • This HTML document demonstrates how to set the color of a dotted outline around a paragraph element using CSS.
  • CSS comments are added to explain each section of the code.
  • The paragraph element is styled with a solid red border using the "border" property.
  • The style of the outline is set to dotted using the "outline-style" property.
  • The color of the outline is set to a shade of purple using the "outline-color" property.

Live Demo:

See the Pen outline-color-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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