Style alignSelf Property

❮ Style Object


Set the alignments for one of the items inside a flexible element to fit the container:

// Code for Safari 7.0+
document.getElementById("myBlueDiv").style.WebkitAlignSelf = "stretch";

// Standard syntax
document.getElementById("myBlueDiv").style.alignSelf = "stretch";
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Definition and Usage

The alignSelf property specifies the alignment for the selected item inside the flexible container.

Note: The alignSelf property overrides the flexible container's alignItems property.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by Webkit specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

alignSelf 21.0 11.0 20.0 7.0 Webkit 12.1

Note: Safari support an alternative, the WebkitAlignSelf property.


Return the alignSelf property:

Set the alignSelf property: = "auto|stretch|center|flex-start|flex-end|baseline|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
auto Default. The element inherits its parent container's align-items property, or "stretch" if it has no parent container
stretch The element is positioned to fit the conatiner
center The element is positioned at the center of the container
flex-start The element is are positioned at the beginning of the container
flex-end The element is positioned at the end of the container
baseline The element is positioned at the baseline of the container
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
Return Value: A String, representing the align-self property of an element
CSS Version CSS3

Related Pages

CSS reference: align-self property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: alignContent property

HTML DOM STYLE Reference: alignItems property

❮ Style Object