Expression Studio 4.0

Applies one or more styles to the element that is the root element of the document.


:root { sRules }

Possible values


Value that specifies one or more Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) attribute/value pairs.


The :root pseudo-class is a structural pseudo-class. Structural pseudo-classes enable selection based on extra information in the document tree that can't be selected using simple selectors or combinators.

Standards information

This pseudo-class is defined in CSS Selectors Level 3 Gg721765.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, abbr, acronym, address, b, big, blockquote, body, caption, center, cite, code, col, colgroup, dd, dfn, dir, div, dl, dt, em, form, hn, html, i, img, input, input type=button, input type=checkbox, input type=file, input type=hidden, input type=image, input type=password, input type=radio, input type=reset, input type=submit, input type=text, kbd, label, legend, li, listing, marquee, menu, ol, p, plaintext, pre, s, samp, select, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, textarea, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, var, xmp

See also

Send feedback about this topic to Microsoft. © 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Community Additions