min-inline-size

The min-inline-size CSS property defines the horizontal or vertical minimal size of an element's block, depending on its writing mode. It corresponds to either the min-width or the min-height property, depending on the value of writing-mode.

Syntax

/* <length> values */
min-inline-size: 100px;
min-inline-size: 5em;

/* <percentage> values */
min-inline-size: 10%;

/* Keyword values */
min-inline-size: max-content;
min-inline-size: min-content;
min-inline-size: fit-content(20em);

/* Global values */
min-inline-size: inherit;
min-inline-size: initial;
min-inline-size: revert;
min-inline-size: unset;

If the writing mode is vertically oriented, the value of min-inline-size relates to the minimum height of the element; otherwise, it relates to the minimum width of the element. A related property is min-block-size, which defines the other dimension of the element.

Values

The min-inline-size property takes the same values as the min-width and min-height properties.

Formal definition

Initial value0
Applies tosame as width and height
Inheritedno
Percentagesinline-size of containing block
Computed valuesame as min-width and min-height
Animation typea length, percentage or calc();

Formal syntax

<'min-width'>

Examples

Setting minimum inline size for vertical text

HTML

<p class="exampleText">Example text</p>

CSS

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
  background-color: yellow;
  block-size: 5%;
  min-inline-size: 200px;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1 (CSS Logical Properties 1)
# propdef-min-inline-size

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See also