layout-flow Attribute | layoutFlow Property

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Sets or retrieves the direction and flow of the content in the object.


HTML { layout-flow : sFlow } [ = sFlow ]

Possible Values

sFlowString that specifies or receives one of the following values.
horizontalDefault. Content in the object flows from left to right, and the next horizontal line is positioned underneath the previous line. This layout is used in most Roman-based documents.
vertical-ideographicContent in the object flows from top to bottom, and the next vertical line appears to the left of the previous one. This layout is used in East Asian typography.

The property is read/write for all objects except the following, for which it is read-only: currentStyle. The property has a default value of horizontal. The Microsoft Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) extension is inherited.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


This is a deprecated property; use the writingMode property instead.

This property is read-only for the currentStyle object.

Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this property.

Applies To

A, ACRONYM, ADDRESS, B, BIG, BLOCKQUOTE, BUTTON, CAPTION, CENTER, CITE, CODE, currentStyle, CUSTOM, DD, DEL, DFN, DIR, DIV, DL, DT, EM, FIELDSET, FONT, FORM, hn, HR, I, INPUT, INPUT type=button, INPUT type=checkbox, INPUT type=file, INPUT type=hidden, INPUT type=image, INPUT type=password, INPUT type=radio, INPUT type=reset, INPUT type=submit, INPUT type=text, INS, ISINDEX, KBD, LABEL, LEGEND, LI, MARQUEE, MENU, OL, OPTION, P, PLAINTEXT, PRE, Q, RUBY, runtimeStyle, S, SAMP, SELECT, SMALL, SPAN, STRIKE, STRONG, style, SUB, SUP, TD, TEXTAREA, TH, TT, U, UL, VAR

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