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Style flexDirection Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Rearrange the direction of the flexible items inside the <div> element:

document.getElementById("main").style.flexDirection = "column-reverse";

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Definition and Usage

The flexDirection property sets or returns the direction of the flexible items.

Note: If the element is not a flexible item, the flexDirection property has no effect.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The flexDirection property is supported in IE10+, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome.

Note: Safari 6.1+ supports an alternative, the WebkitFlexDirection property.


Syntax

Return the flexDirection property:

object.style.flexDirection

Set the flexDirection property:

object.style.flexDirection="row|row-reverse|column|column-reverse|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
row Default value. The flexible items are displayed horizontally, as a row
row-reverse Same as row, but in reverse order
column The flexible items are displayed vertically, as a column
column-reverse Same as column, but in reverse order
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: row
Return Value: A String, representing the flex-direction property of an element
CSS Version CSS3


Related Pages

CSS reference: flex-direction property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flex property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flexBasis property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flexFlow property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flexGrow property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flexShrink property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: flexWrap property


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