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CSS3 box-align Property


Example

Center the child elements of a div box by using the box-align and box-pack properties together:

div
{
width:350px;
height:100px;
border:1px solid black;

/* Internet Explorer 10 */
display:-ms-flexbox;
-ms-flex-pack:center;
-ms-flex-align:center;

/* Firefox */
display:-moz-box;
-moz-box-pack:center;
-moz-box-align:center;

/* Safari, Opera, and Chrome */
display:-webkit-box;
-webkit-box-pack:center;
-webkit-box-align:center;

/* W3C */
display:box;
box-pack:center;
box-align:center;
}

Try it yourself »

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The box-align property is not supported in any of the major browsers.

Internet Explorer 10 supports an alternative, the -ms-flex-align property.

Firefox supports an alternative, the -moz-box-align property.

Safari, Opera, and Chrome support an alternative, the -webkit-box-align property.

Note: Flexible boxes are not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Definition and Usage

The box-align property specifies how to align the child elements of a box.

Default value: stretch
Inherited: no
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.boxAlign="center"


CSS Syntax

box-align: start|end|center|baseline|stretch;

Value Description Play it
start For normal direction boxes, the top edge of each child is placed along the top of the box. For reverse direction boxes, the bottom edge of each child is placed along the bottom of the box Play it »
end For normal direction boxes, the bottom edge of each child is placed along the bottom of the box. For reverse direction boxes, the top edge of each child is placed along the top of the box Play it »
center Any extra space is divided evenly, with half placed above the child and the other half placed below the child Play it »
baseline If box-orient is inline-axis or horizontal, all children are placed with their baselines aligned Play it »
stretch The child elements are stretched to fill the containing block


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Change the box-align value for an element
This example demonstrates how to use a JavaScript to change the box-align values for an element.



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