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CSS grid-auto-flow Property

The grid-auto-flow property specifies how auto-placed items get flowed into the grid container.

CSS Demo: grid-auto-flow

grid-auto-flow: row;
grid-auto-flow: column;
grid-auto-flow: row dense;
grid-auto-flow: column dense;

Technical Details

Default value row
Applies to grid containers
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1
JavaScript syntax object.style.gridAutoFlow = "column" Demo

CSS Syntax:

grid-auto-flow: row|column|row dense|column dense;


The following example shows how to use grid-auto-flow property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the grid-auto-flow property:

grid-auto-flow 57 52 44 10.1 16

Property Values

The following table describes the values of grid-auto-flow property:

Value Description
row Flow auto-placed items by filling each row (This is default)
column Flow auto-placed items by filling each column
row dense Flow auto-placed items by filling each row, and fill any holes in the grid
column dense Flow auto-placed items by filling each column, and fill any holes in the grid

See also

CSS Grid Layout tutorial

CSS grid property

CSS grid-area property

CSS grid-template-areas property

CSS grid-template-rows property

CSS grid-template-columns property

CSS grid-auto-rows property

CSS grid-auto-columns property

CSS grid-row-gap property

CSS grid-column-gap property