scrollbarBaseColor property

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Sets or retrieves the color of the main elements of a scroll bar, which include the scroll box, track, and scroll arrows.


HRESULT value = object.put_scrollbarBaseColor(VARIANT v);HRESULT value = object.get_scrollbarBaseColor(VARIANT* p);

Property values


Any color name or RGB values in the BUGBUG! missing link text: ie.Color_Table.

String format


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-base-color attribute is an extension to CSS, and can be used as a synonym for scrollbar-base-color in IE8 Standards mode.

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 -ms-scrollbar-base-color property is a composite property. You can use separate properties to specify each of the individual properties, but in many cases it is more convenient to set them in one place using this composite property.


Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server







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Build date: 1/23/2012