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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The ::-ms-value CSS pseudo-element is a Microsoft extension that applies rules to the value of a text or password <input> control or the content of a <select> control.

Allowable Properties

Only the following CSS properties can be used in a rule with ::-ms-value in its selector. Other properties are ignored.




input::-ms-value {
  color: lime;
  font-style: italic;

To disable the default styling:

select::-ms-value {
  background-color: transparent;
  color: inherit;


Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Historically supported in Internet Explorer and Edge before version 79.