BorderStyle property

Specifies the type of border used by a control or a form.


object.BorderStyle [= fmBorderStyle ]

The BorderStyle property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. A valid object.
fmBorderStyle Optional. Specifies the border style.


The settings for fmBorderStyle are:

Constant Value Description
fmBorderStyleNone 0 The control has no visible border line.
fmBorderStyleSingle 1 The control has a single-line border (default).

The default value for a ComboBox, Frame, Label, ListBox, or TextBox is 0 ( None ). The default value for an Image is 1 ( Single ).


For a Frame, the BorderStyle property is ignored if the SpecialEffect property is None.

You can use either BorderStyle or SpecialEffect to specify the border for a control, but not both. If you specify a nonzero value for one of these properties, the system sets the value of the other property to zero. For example, if you set BorderStyle to fmBorderStyleSingle, the system sets SpecialEffect to zero ( Flat ). If you specify a nonzero value for SpecialEffect, the system sets BorderStyle to zero.

BorderStyle uses BorderColor to define the colors of its borders.

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