Class Selector – CSS


title: Class Selector

Class Selector

A Class Selector is used in a CSS file to apply style to the HTML elements with the corresponding class name. In HTML, you can set the class name for any element by adding a class attribute.

To select elements with a specific class, we use a full stop . or “period” character, with the name of the class.

For example

.center { text-align: center; color: red; }

Here, all HTML elements with class="center" will be red and center-aligned.

Examples:

<h1 class="test">This is a heading 1</h1> <p class="test">This is a paragraph 1</p> <h2 class="test">This is a heading 2</h2> <p class="test">This is a paragraph 2</p> <div class="test2 test3">This is a div 1</div>

Since a class name is not unique, the HTML class attribute makes it possible to define equal styles for elements with the same class name. Here is how you can select class in a CSS file to style elements (notice the . notation):

All elements of class test will be applied with this style:

.test { color: green; }

All <p> elements of class test will be applied with this style:

p.test { border: 1px solid black; color: red; }

All <h1> and <h2> elements of class test will be applied with this style:

h1.test, h2.test { color: blue; }

All elements which have both class test2 and test3 will be applied with this style:

.test2.test3 { color: green; }

Tips: No space between multiple classes.

More Information:

CSS Syntax and Selectors: w3schools

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