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  • Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2022
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The background-origin is a property defined in CSS which helps in adjusting the background image of the webpage. This property is used to set the origin of the image in the background. By default, this property sets the background image origin to the upper-left corner of the screen/webpage.

Syntax: 

background-origin: padding-box|border-box|content-box|initial|
inherit;

Property Value: 
initial: This takes the initial/default value of setting the background origin to the padding edge in the upper left corner.

  • Syntax: 
background-origin: initial;
  • Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>background-origin property</title>
    <style>
        .gfg {
            padding: 40px;
            width: 400px;
            background-image:
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-origin: initial;
            border: 1px double;
            text-align: justify;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div class="gfg">
         
 
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        </p>
 
 
    </div>
</body>
 
</html>

  • Output: 

initial prop

padding-box: This property is used to set the origin of the background image to the padding edge in the upper left corner. 

  • Syntax: 
background-origin: padding-box;
  • Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>background-origin property</title>
    <style>
        .gfg {
            padding: 40px;
            width: 400px;
            background-image:
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-origin: padding-box;
            border: 1px double;
            text-align: justify;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div class="gfg">
         
 
<p>
          Prepare for the Recruitment drive of
          product based companies like Microsoft,
          Amazon, Adobe etc with a free online
          placement preparation course. The course
          focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
          likely to be asked in the interviews &
          make your upcoming placement season
          efficient and successful.
        </p>
 
 
    </div>
</body>
 
</html>     

  • Output: 

padding box

border-box: This property is used to set the image to the border of the body of the webpage i.e. the absolute upper left corner.

  • Syntax: 
background-origin: border-box;
  • Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>background-origin property</title>
    <style>
        .gfg {
            padding: 40px;
            width: 400px;
            background-image:
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-origin: border-box;
            border: 1px double;
            text-align: justify;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div class="gfg">
         
 
<p>
          Prepare for the Recruitment drive of
          product based companies like Microsoft,
          Amazon, Adobe etc with a free online
          placement preparation course. The course
          focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
          likely to be asked in the interviews & make
          your upcoming placement season efficient
          and successful.
        </p>
 
 
    </div>
</body>
 
</html>   

  • Output: 

border box

content-box: This property is used to set the origin of the background according to the content of the division/body wherever the property is being used. 

  • Syntax: 
background-origin: content-box;
  • Example:

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>background-origin property</title>
    <style>
        .gfg {
            padding: 40px;
            width: 400px;
            background-image:
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-origin: content-box;
            border: 1px double;
            text-align: justify;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div class="gfg">
         
 
<p>
          Prepare for the Recruitment drive of
          product based companies like Microsoft,
          Amazon, Adobe etc with a free online
          placement preparation course. The course
          focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
          likely to be asked in the interviews & make
          your upcoming placement season efficient
          and successful.
        </p>
 
 
    </div>
</body>
 
</html>

  • Output: 

content box

inherit: It is used to inherit the property from already used code (parent property) else works as padding-box by default. 

  • Syntax: 
background-origin: inherit;
  • Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>background-origin property</title>
    <style>
        .gfg {
            padding: 40px;
            width: 400px;
            background-image:
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-origin: inherit;
            border: 1px double;
            text-align: justify;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div class="gfg">
         
 
<p>
          Prepare for the Recruitment drive of
          product based companies like Microsoft,
          Amazon, Adobe etc with a free online
          placement preparation course. The course
          focuses on various MCQ's & Coding question
          likely to be asked in the interviews & make
          your upcoming placement season efficient and
          successful.
        </p>
 
 
    </div>
</body>
 
</html>     

  • Output: 

initial prop

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by CSS | background-origin property are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Firefox 4
  • Opera 10.5
  • Safari 3

 


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