CSS box-sizing property


CSS box-sizing property represents the box model of content. A box may include or exclude the border area as part of the box dimension.


box-sizing : content-box | border-box

Property values


The content-box counts the content area only i.e. border is not a part of the box's dimensions.

The height and width of the box include the content and padding areas only excluding the border area.

content-box: content-box;


In this case, border-box includes the content area, padding area, and border area i.e. border is also a part of the box's dimensions.

The width and height of the border-box is the sum of content area, padding area and border area.

content-box: border-box;

Applicable to

It applies to all elements

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