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CSS align-self Property

The align-self property specifies the alignment for the selected flex item (vertically).

If any of the item's cross-axis margin is set to auto, then align-self is ignored.

CSS Demo: align-self

align-self: stretch;
align-self: center;
align-self: flex-start;
align-self: flex-end;
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Note: This property doesn't apply to block-level boxes, or to table cells.

Technical Details

Default value auto
Applies to flex items, grid items, and absolutely-positioned boxes
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.alignSelf = "center" Demo


CSS Syntax:

align-self: auto|stretch|center|flex-start|flex-end|baseline|initial|inherit;

Examples

The example below demonstrates how to use align-self property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the align-self property:

Property
align-self 21 28 12.1 9
7 -webkit-
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Info: Apple Safari version 7 and above supports the align-self property but require -webkit- prefix

Property Values

The following table describes the values of align-self property:

Value Description
auto The element inherits its parent container's align-items property, or "stretch" if it has no parent container (This is default)
stretch The element is positioned to fit the container
flex-start The element is positioned at the beginning of the container
center The element is positioned at the center of the container
flex-end The element is positioned at the end of the container
baseline The element is positioned at the baseline of the container
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Flexbox Layout tutorial

CSS align-content property

CSS align-items property

CSS justify-content property