CSS column-fill Property

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.example1 {
  column-fill: auto;

.example2 {
  column-fill: balance;

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The column-fill property controls how an element's contents are balanced when broken into columns.

Default value:balance
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

column-fill: balance|auto|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
balance This is default value. Columns are filled sequentially such that the column heights are as balanced as possible, depending on other column property values.
auto Columns are filled sequentially such that the columns may differ in length, depending on other column property values.
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-fill: balance;
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