CSS2 » Properties » background-repeat

Version: Level 1

Compability:  IE4+  N4+

Syntax:
background-repeat : repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat
no-repeat
The no-repeat value is the default. No tiling occurs. By declaring no-repeat, you can ensure that any previous declaration will not effect a specific imaged.
repeat-y
The repeat-y value causes the background image to be tiled vertically (along the y-axis).
 
repeat-x
The repeat-x value causes the background image to be tiled horizontally (along the x-axis).
 
repeat
The repeat value causes the background image to be tiled both vertically and horizontally.

The background-repeat property allows you to repeat a background image vertically and/or horizontally. The repetition of an image is called tiling. This property is not inherited.

Examples

Code:
body {
background: url("images/aardvark.gif");
background-repeat: repeat;
}
 
pre {
background: url("images/aardvark.gif");
background-repeat: repeat-x;
}
 
menu {
background: url("images/aardvark.gif");
background-repeat: repeat-y;
}
 
p {
background: url("images/aardvark.gif");
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}
Language(s): CSS2

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