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CSS Background-image Property

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CSS background-image Property


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Definition

The background-image property sets an image as the background.

Tip: Always set a background-color to be used if the image is unavailable.

Inherited: No


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.backgroundImage="url(stars.gif)"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the backgroundImage property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Example

body

background-image: url(stars.gif); 
background-color: #000000
}

Possible Values

Value Description
url(URL) The path to an image
none Default. No background image



Try-It-Yourself Demos

Set an image as the background
This example demonstrates how to set an image as the background.


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