In Sketch I know how to draw a one-side border (using shadows) and I know how to draw dotted border. But what would be the most elegant way to draw an only-on-one-side dotted border?

One obvious way would be to draw a rectangle and then just put a dotted line over it. This also can be converted to a symbol and looks like a bearable solution. But I guess still it can be done better.

To give you idea what I'm talking about:

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  • Not quite sure what you mean, can you post an example? Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28
  • @DigitalLightcraft I've updated question with a screenshot - hopefully it will be clearer this way
    – shabunc
    Aug 2, 2017 at 16:11

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No. We don't have any option in Sketch (version 51.2) to draw a one sided border. As you have mentioned, the only workaround is to draw a dotted line above the rectangle shape.

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