Flex Stretch CSS: Examples + Illustrations

Flex Stretch CSS: Examples + Illustrations

See illustrations to understand stretching in Flexbox

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With Flexbox in the default situation (after setting display: flex), you will get this layout if you have set a height on the flex-items:


However, if you don't set a height here, the default behavior in Flexbox is actually that the flex-items will stretch vertically:


When you use flex-direction: column, it switches. Now, the flex-items will stretch horizontally if you don't set a width:


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