box-orient property CSS Reference



Definition and Usage

The box-orient property specifies whether the children of a box should be laid out horizontally or vertically.

Note: Children within a horizontal box are displayed from left to right, and children within a vertical box are displayed top to bottom. However, the box-direction and box-ordinal-group properties can change this ordering.

Default value: inline-axis
Inherited: no
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.boxOrient="vertical"

Syntax

box-orient: horizontal|vertical|inline-axis|block-axis|inherit;

Values

Value Description
horizontal Lay out children from left to right in a horizontal line
vertical Lay out children from top to bottom vertically
inline-axis Lay out children along the inline axis (map to horizontal)
block-axis Lay out children along the block axis (map to vertical)
inherit The value of the box-orient property should be inherited from the parent element

Examples

div {
width:350px;
height:100px;
border:1px solid black;
/* Firefox */
display:-moz-box;
-moz-box-orient:horizontal;
/* Safari, Opera, and Chrome */
display:-webkit-box;
-webkit-box-orient:horizontal;
/* W3C */
display:box;
box-orient:horizontal;
} 

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