The flex-flow CSS property is a shorthand property for flex-direction and flex-wrap individual properties.

/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> */
flex-flow: row;
flex-flow: row-reverse;
flex-flow: column;
flex-flow: column-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: nowrap;
flex-flow: wrap;
flex-flow: wrap-reverse;

/* flex-flow: <'flex-direction'> and <'flex-wrap'> */
flex-flow: row nowrap;
flex-flow: column wrap;
flex-flow: column-reverse wrap-reverse;

/* Global values */
flex-flow: inherit;
flex-flow: initial;
flex-flow: unset;

Initial valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Applies toflex containers
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas each of the properties of the shorthand:
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderorder of appearance in the formal grammar of the values

See Using CSS flexible boxes for more properties and information.

Syntax

Values

See flex-direction and flex-wrap for details on the values.

Formal syntax

<'flex-direction'> || <'flex-wrap'>

Examples

element { 
  /* Main-axis is the block direction with reversed main-start and main-end. Flex items are laid out in multiple lines */
  flex-flow: column-reverse wrap;            
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module
The definition of 'flex-flow' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support

29

21 -webkit-

(Yes)

28

49 -webkit-

44 -webkit- 1

11

12.10

15 -webkit-

9

6.1 -webkit-

FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support ? ? (Yes)

28

49 -webkit-

44 -webkit- 1

11

12.10

15 -webkit-

9.2

7.1 -webkit-

1. From version 44: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

See also

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