CSS Reference

"background-repeat" - css property (v. css 1)

  • If a background image is specified, the value of 'background-repeat' determines how/if the image is repeated.
  • Initial value: repeat
  • The property is not inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • Browsers that support the background-repeat - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari

Possible property values:

Values Comments CSS
repeat The image is repeated both horizontally and vertically. 1
repeat-x The image is repeated horizontally only. 1
repeat-y The image is repeated vertically only. 1
no-repeat The image is not repeated: only one copy of the image is drawn. 1
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. This property value is new with CSS 2. 2

Property "background-repeat" example:

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
  body { background-image: url(images/Trophy.png);
         background-color: #cdcdcd; 
	 background-repeat: no-repeat;}
</style>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Javascript access:

// To SET values ([o] is the target object) 
[o].style.backgroundRepeat="background-repeat value"
// To GET values you must first get the computed style object
// To get that object in IE or Opera:
var cStyle=[o].currentStyle;
// To get that object in Firefox, Chrome or Safari (w3c-type):
var cStyle=window.getComputedStyle([o],null);
// To GET the property value:
var value=cStyle.backgroundRepeat;
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