JavaScript – Change the Border of HTML Element

To change the border of a HTML Element using JavaScript, get reference to this HTML element, and assign required border value to the property.

In the following example, we will change the border of HTML Element with id "myElement" to "2px dotted red", in JavaScript, using property.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
        #myElement {
            border:1px solid #CCC;
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <h2>Change Border of HTML Element in JavaScript</h2>
    <div id="myElement">Hello World!</div>
    <button type="button" onclick="changeStyle()">Click Me</button>
    function changeStyle(){
        var element = document.getElementById("myElement"); = "2px dotted red";
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In this JavaScript Tutorial, we learned how to change the border of a HTML Element using JavaScript.