Controlling Table Layout in CSS

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The CSS table-layout property is to define the algorithm to be used by the browser for laying out rows, columns, and cells of a table. Through this, you can control the table layout.

Syntax

The syntax of CSS table-layout property is as follows −

Selector {
   table-layout: /*value*/
}

The following examples illustrate CSS table-layout property −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
table {
   margin: 2em;
   display: inline-block;
   border: 1px solid black;
}
td {
   border: 1px solid black;
}
#one {
   table-layout: auto;
   width: auto;
}
#one + table {
   table-layout: fixed;
   width: 100px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h2>Table Layouts and its working in CSS</h2>
<table id="one">
<caption>Cricketers</caption>
<tr>
<td>ShaneWarne</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>Adam</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>Shimron Hetmyer</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table>
<caption>Cricketers</caption>
<tr>
<td>ShaneWarne</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>Adam</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>Shimron Hetmyer</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Output

This gives the following output −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
div {
   margin: auto;
   width: 50%;
   box-shadow: inset 0 0 14px orange;
}
td {
   box-shadow: inset 0 0 5px lime;
   white-space: nowrap;
   outline: thin dotted;
}
table {
   border: 3px solid black;
   table-layout: fixed;
   width: 100%;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div>
<table>
<caption>Demo Caption</caption>
<tr>
<td>ABCD</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>EFGH</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td>IJKLM NOPQRST</td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Output

This gives the following output −

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Published on 06-Jan-2020 15:20:24
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