CSS columns Property

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.example {
  columns: 100px 3;

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The columns property is a shorthand definition of the number of columns and their widths in a multicolumn text flow.

Default value:auto auto
JavaScript syntax:
object.style.columns="auto|column-width column-count|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset";

Standard Syntax

columns: auto|column-width column-count|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. Sets both the column-width and column-count to "auto".
column-width Specifies the minimum width for each column.
column-count Specifies the maximum 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 {
  columns: auto auto;
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