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The -ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color CSS property is a Microsoft extension specifying the color of the top and left edges of the scroll box and scroll arrows of a scroll bar.

Initial valuedepends on user agent
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete




The color of the top and left edges of the scroll box and scroll arrows of the scroll bar.

Formal syntax


<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

<rgb()> = rgb( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgb( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<rgba()> = rgba( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgba( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )

<alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage>
<hue> = <number> | <angle>


The following example shows how to create a style rule that sets the -ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color property for a <textarea> element.

Code example: http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/refs/scrollbarColor.htm

<!DOCTYPE html>

    .Blue3dLight {
      -ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color: blue;
      scrollbar-3dlight-color: blue; /* Use the standard when available. */
  <textarea class="Blue3dLight">The top and left edges of the
      thumb and button-face elements in the scroll bar for this
      element will be blue.</textarea>


Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

No compatibility data found. Please contribute data for "css.properties.-ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color" (depth: 1) to the MDN compatibility data repository.


In Windows Internet Explorer 8, the -ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color attribute is an extension to CSS, and can be used as a synonym for scrollbar-3dlight-color in IE8 Standards Mode.

The scroll box is the rectangular box within a scroll bar that can be moved either up and down or left and right on a track to change the position of the content on the screen. The scroll arrows, located at each end of a scroll bar, are the square buttons containing the arrows that move the content on the screen in small increments, either up and down or left and right.

This property applies to elements that display a scroll bar. CSS enables scrolling on all objects through the overflow property. These objects are not listed in the Applies To list for this property.