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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

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

Initial valuefalse
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


The -ms-scrollbar-3dlight-color property is specified as a <color>.



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

Formal syntax



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

Code example:

<!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.


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 square 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.

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