Style columns Property

Style Object Reference Style Object


Split the text into three columns, minimum 100 pixels each:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.columns="100px 3";

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Definition and Usage

The columns property is a shorthand property for setting columnWidth and columnCount.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The columns property is supported in Internet Explorer 10 and Opera.

Safari and Chrome support an alternative, the WebkitColumns property.

Firefox supports an alternative, the MozColumns property.


Return the columns property:

Set the columns property:"auto|column-width column-count|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
auto Default value. Sets both the column width to "auto" and the column-count to "auto"
columnWidth The width of the columns
columnCount The number of columns
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: auto auto
Return Value: A String, representing the columns property of an element
CSS Version CSS3

Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Multiple Columns

CSS reference: columns property

Style Object Reference Style Object