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-ms-scrollbar-darkshadow-color property

Specifies the color of the gutter of a scroll bar.

Internet Explorer 9



-ms-scrollbar-darkshadow-color: variant

Property values

  • variant
    A VARIANT that specifies or receives any color name or RGB values in the Color Table.

CSS information

Applies To All elements
Media visual
Inherited 1
Initial Value

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


Windows Internet Explorer 8. The -ms-scrollbar-darkshadow-color attribute is an extension to CSS, and can be used as a synonym for scrollbar-darkshadow-color in IE8 Standards mode.

The gutter is the space between the track and the bottom and right edges of the scroll box and scroll arrows of the scroll bar. The -ms-scrollbar-darkshadow-color appears outside the -ms-scrollbar-shadow-color. The track is the element of a scroll bar on which the scroll box can slide either up and down or left and right. 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. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) enable scrolling on all objects through the overflow property. These objects are not listed in the Applies To list for this property.


The following example shows how to create a style rule that sets the -ms-scrollbar-darkshadow-color property for a textArea element.

<!DOCTYPE html>

    .BlueShadow {
      scrollbar-darkshadow-color: blue;
  <textarea class="BlueShadow">The gutter elements in the scroll bar for this element will be blue.</textarea>

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