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CSS flex-flow Property

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CSS flex-flow Property

CSS flex-flow property is a shorthand property of the following properties.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> h2+div{ display: flex; width: 100%; min-height: 250px; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; } h2+div > div{ width: 90px; height: 90px; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; margin: 10px; } #parent{ flex-flow: row nowrap; } #parent1{ flex-flow: row wrap; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS flex-flow Property</h1> <h2>flex-flow: row nowrap; (default)</h2> <div id="parent"> <div>Div 1</div> <div>Div 2</div> <div>Div 3</div> </div> <h2>flex-flow: row wrap;</h2> <div id="parent1"> <div>Div 1</div> <div>Div 2</div> <div>Div 3</div> </div> </body> </html>

Syntax

Using CSS

element{ flex-flow: row wrap; }

Using Javascript

object.style.flexFlow="row wrap";

Animatable

No, flex-flow property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS flex-flow property is row nowrap.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS flex-flow property.

ValueExplanation
row nowrap The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in same order without wrapping.
row wrap The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in same order with wrapping, if necessary.
row wrap-reverse The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in same order with reverse wrapping, if necessary.
row-reverse nowrap The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in reverse order without wrapping.
row-reverse wrap The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in reverse order with wrapping, if necessary.
row-reverse wrap-reverse The flex items are displayed horizontally, as a row in reverse order with reverse wrapping, if necessary.
column nowrap The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in same order without wrapping.
column wrap The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in same order with wrapping, if necessary.
column wrap-reverse The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in same order with reverse wrapping, if necessary.
column-reverse nowrap The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in reverse order without wrapping.
column-reverse wrap The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in reverse order with wrapping, if necessary.
column-reverse wrap-reverse The flex items are displayed vertically, as a column in reverse order with reverse wrapping, if necessary.

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Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS flex-flow property of an element using JavaScript.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> #parent{ display: flex; width: 100%; min-height: 250px; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; } #parent > div{ width: 90px; height: 90px; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; margin: 10px; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS flex-flow Property</h1> <div id="parent"> <div>Div 1</div> <div>Div 2</div> <div>Div 3</div> </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementById("parent"); function myFunction(){ x.style.flexFlow = "column wrap-reverse"; } </script> </body> </html>

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