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column-width property

Gets or sets the optimal width of the columns in a multi-column element.

This property is read/write.

Internet Explorer 10

Syntax

column-width: <length> | auto

Property values

The column width.

length

A floating-point number, followed by either an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px), that indicates the optimal width. For more information about the supported length units, see CSS Length Units Reference.

auto

Default. The optimal column width is determined through other property values of the multi-column element, such as columnCount.

CSS information

Applies Tonon-replaced block-level elements (except table elements), table cells, and inline-block elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Valueauto

Remarks

The actual column width may vary from the value specified due to available space.

To ensure that the exact value specified for this property is used, all property values of the multi-column element that pertain to length (such as width, column-width, column-gap, and column-rule-width) must be specified.

See also

address
blockQuote
button
CSSStyleDeclaration
currentStyle
dd
del
div
dl
dt
fieldSet
form
ins
li
map
noFrames
noScript
object
ol
p
pre
script
style
table
tBody
td
tFoot
th
tHead
tr
ul

 

 

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