Flexbox - Align Content


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In case the flex-container has multiple lines (when, flex-wrap: wrap), the align-content property defines the alignment of each line within the container.

Usage

align-content: flex-start | flex-end | center | space-between | space-around | stretch;

This property accepts the following values −

  • stretch − The lines in the content will stretch to fill up the remaining space.

  • flex-start − All the lines in the content are packed at the start of the container.

  • flex-end − All the lines in the content are packed at the end of the container.

  • center − All the lines in the content are packed at the center of the container.

  • space-between − The extra space is distributed between the lines evenly.

  • space-around − The extra space is distributed between the lines evenly with equal space around each line (including the first and last lines)

center

On passing this value to the property align-content, all the lines are packed at the center of the container.

Flex Align Content - Center

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value center to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:43%;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:center;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

flex-start

On passing this value to the property align-content, all the lines are packed at the start of the container.

Flex Align Content - Start

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value flex-start to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:40%;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:flex-start;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

flex-end

On passing this value to the property align-content, all the lines are packed at the end of the container.

Flex Align Content - End

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value flex-end to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:40%;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:flex-end;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

stretch

On passing this value to the property align-content, the lines will stretch to fill up the remaining space.

Flex Align Content - Stretch

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value stretch to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:40;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:stretch;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

space-around

On passing this value to the property align-content, the extra space is distributed between the lines evenly with equal space around each line (including the first and last lines).

Flex Align Content - Space Around

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value space-around to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:40%;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:space-around;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

space-between

On passing this value to the property align-content, the extra space is distributed between the lines evenly, where the first line will be at the top and the last line will be at the bottom of the container.

Flex Align Content - Space Between

The following example demonstrates the result of passing the value space-between to the align-content property.

Live Demo
<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <style>
      .box1{background:green;}
      .box2{background:blue;}
      .box3{background:red;}
      .box4{background:magenta;}
      .box5{background:yellow;}
      .box6{background:pink;}
      
      .box{
         font-size:25px;
         padding:15px;
         width:40%;
      }
      .container{
         display:flex;
         height:100vh;
         flex-wrap:wrap;
         align-content:space-between;
      }
   </style>
   
   <body>
      <div class = "container">
         <div class = "box box1">One</div>
         <div class = "box box2">two</div>
         <div class = "box box3">three</div>
         <div class = "box box4">four</div>
         <div class = "box box5">five</div>
         <div class = "box box6">six</div>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −



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