-ms-scrollbar-base-color

Non-standard
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.

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The -ms-scrollbar-base-color CSS property is a Microsoft extension that specifies the base color of the main elements of a scroll bar.

Initial valuedepends on user agent
Applies toall elements
Inheritedyes
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

<color>

The base color of the main elements of a scroll bar.

Formal syntax

  <color>

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

where
<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>? )

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

Examples

This example uses -ms-scrollbar-base-color and -ms-scrollbar-arrow-color to create two <div> objects with different scroll bar color schemes.

div {
  width: 150px;
  height: 150px;
  border-style: solid;
  border-width: thin;
  overflow-y: scroll;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  float: left;
  margin-right: 10px;
}
.aquaScroll {
  scrollbar-base-color: aqua;
  scrollbar-arrow-color: blue;
  border-color: blue;
}
.bisqueScroll {
  scrollbar-base-color: bisque;
  scrollbar-arrow-color: red;
  border-color: red;
}
<body>
  <div class="aquaScroll">
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.
  </div>
  <div class="bisqueScroll">
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.
  </div>
</body>

The following image shows the result. Note that scrollbar-base-color sets the scroll bar face color and highlight color to different shades of the same base color.

Image for -ms-scrollbar-base-color example

Specifications

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No No No5 —? No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No No No No No No

Remarks

Supported in Internet Explorer 8+. The -ms-scrollbar-base-color property is an extension to CSS, and can be used as a synonym for scrollbar-base-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.

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: ExE-Boss, fscholz, jameshkramer, chrisdavidmills
Last updated by: ExE-Boss,