flex-wrap

The flex-wrap CSS property sets whether flex items are forced onto one line or can wrap onto multiple lines. If wrapping is allowed, it sets the direction that lines are stacked.

See Using CSS flexible boxes for more properties and information.

Syntax

flex-wrap: nowrap; /* Default value */
flex-wrap: wrap;
flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;

/* Global values */
flex-wrap: inherit;
flex-wrap: initial;
flex-wrap: revert;
flex-wrap: unset;

The flex-wrap property is specified as a single keyword chosen from the list of values below.

Values

The following values are accepted:

nowrap

The flex items are laid out in a single line which may cause the flex container to overflow. The cross-start is either equivalent to start or before depending on the flex-direction value. This is the default value.

wrap

The flex items break into multiple lines. The cross-start is either equivalent to start or before depending flex-direction value and the cross-end is the opposite of the specified cross-start.

wrap-reverse

Behaves the same as wrap but cross-start and cross-end are permuted.

Formal definition

Initial valuenowrap
Applies toflex containers
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

nowrap | wrap | wrap-reverse

Examples

Setting flex container wrap values

HTML

<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:wrap </h4>
<div class="content">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>
</div>
<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:nowrap </h4>
<div class="content1">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>
</div>
<h4>This is an example for flex-wrap:wrap-reverse </h4>
<div class="content2">
  <div class="red">1</div>
  <div class="green">2</div>
  <div class="blue">3</div>
</div>

CSS

/* Common Styles */
.content,
.content1,
.content2 {
  color: #fff;
  font: 100 24px/100px sans-serif;
  height: 150px;
  width: 897px;
  text-align: center;
}

.content div,
.content1 div,
.content2 div {
  height: 50%;
  width: 300px;
}
.red {
  background: orangered;
}
.green {
  background: yellowgreen;
}
.blue {
  background: steelblue;
}

/* Flexbox Styles */
.content {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}
.content1 {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: nowrap;
}
.content2 {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;
}

Results

Specifications

Specification
CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1 (CSS Flexbox 1)
# flex-wrap-property

Browser compatibility

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See also