CSS column-count Property

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.example {
  column-count: 3;

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The column-count property defines the number of columns in a multicolumn text flow.

Default value:auto
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

column-count: auto|number|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

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


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
auto This is default value. The number of columns is determined by other CSS properties, like column-width.
number Specifies the number of columns in the multi-column element. If the column-width is also set to a non auto value, it may indicates the maximum allowed number of columns.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  column-count: auto;
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