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CSS | column-width Property
  • Last Updated : 10 Jan, 2019
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The columns-width property in CSS is used to define the width of the columns. The minimum number of columns are require to show the content across the element. It is a flexible property. If the browser cannot fit at least two-columns at given column-width then the two columns will put into a single column.

Syntax:

column-width: auto|length|initial|inherit; 

Property Values:

  • auto: It is the default value. The browser determine the width of the columns.

    Syntax:

    column-width: auto;

    Example:






    <!DOCTYPE html> 
    <html
        <head
            <title>
                CSS column-width Property
            </title
              
            <style
                .gfg { 
                      
                    /* For Chrome, Safari, Opera browsers */
                    -webkit-column-width: auto;
                      
                    /* For Firefox browser */ 
                    -moz-column-width: auto; 
                      
                    column-width: auto;
                
            </style
        </head
          
        <body
            <h2
                The column-width Property 
            </h2
              
            <div class = "gfg"
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            </div
        </body
    </html>                                    

    Output:

  • length: It is used to specify the width of the columns in terms of length. The length can be set in form of px, cm etc.

    Syntax:

    column-width: length;

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html> 
    <html
        <head
            <title>
                CSS column-width Property
            </title
              
            <style
                .gfg { 
                      
                    /* For Chrome, Safari, Opera browsers */
                    -webkit-column-width: 100px;
                      
                    /* For Firefox browser */ 
                    -moz-column-width: 100px; 
                      
                    column-width: 100px;
                
            </style
        </head
          
        <body
            <h2
                The column-width Property 
            </h2
              
            <div class = "gfg"
                The course is designed for students as well 
                as working professionals to prepare for 
                coding interviews. This course is going 
                to have coding questions from school level 
                to the level needed for product based 
                companies like Amazom, Microsoft, Adobe, etc. 
            </div
        </body
    </html>                                     

    Output:

  • initial: It is used to set the column-width property to its default value.

    Syntax:

    column-width: initial;

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html> 
    <html
        <head
            <title>
                CSS column-width Property
            </title
              
            <style
                .gfg { 
                      
                    /* For Chrome, Safari, Opera browsers */
                    -webkit-column-width: initial;
                      
                    /* For Firefox browser */ 
                    -moz-column-width: initial; 
                      
                    column-width: initial;
                
            </style
        </head
          
        <body
            <h2
                The column-width Property 
            </h2
              
            <div class = "gfg"
                The course is designed for students as well 
                as working professionals to prepare for 
                coding interviews. This course is going 
                to have coding questions from school level 
                to the level needed for product based 
                companies like Amazom, Microsoft, Adobe, etc. 
            </div
        </body
    </html>                                  

    Output:

  • inherit: It is used to set column-width property from its parent.

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by column-width property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 50.0, 4.0-webkit
  • Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Firefox 52.0, 2.0-moz-
  • Opera 37.0, 15.0-webkit-, 11.1
  • Safari 9.0, 3.1-webkit

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