Flex

Using responsive flexbox utilities you can manage the layout, alignment, and sizing of grid columns, navigation, components, and more.

Enable flex behaviors

Apply display utilities to create a flexbox container which transforms the direct children elements into flex items. You can modify flex containers and items further with additional flex properties.

Basic flex container .d-flex
<div class="d-flex p-2 bd-highlight">I'm a flexbox container!</div>
Inline flex container .d-inline-flex
<div class="d-inline-flex p-2 bd-highlight">I'm an inline flexbox container!</div>

Below are the responsive variations for .d-flex and .d-inline-flex.

  • .d-flex
  • .d-inline-flex
  • .d-sm-flex
  • .d-sm-inline-flex
  • .d-md-flex
  • .d-md-inline-flex
  • .d-lg-flex
  • .d-lg-inline-flex
  • .d-xl-flex
  • .d-xl-inline-flex
Direction

Set the direction of flex items in a flex container with direction utilities.

Use .flex-row to set a horizontal direction (default), or .flex-row-reverse to start the horizontal direction from the opposite side.

<div class="d-flex flex-row bd-highlight mb-3">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 1</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 2</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 3</div>
</div>
<div class="d-flex flex-row-reverse bd-highlight">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 1</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 2</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 3</div>
</div>

Use .flex-column to set a vertical direction, or .flex-column-reverse to start the vertical direction from the opposite side.

<div class="d-flex flex-column bd-highlight mb-3">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 1</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 2</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 3</div>
</div>
<div class="d-flex flex-column-reverse bd-highlight">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 1</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 2</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item 3</div>
</div>

Below are the responsive variations exist for flex-direction.

  • .flex-row
  • .flex-row-reverse
  • .flex-column
  • .flex-column-reverse
  • .flex-sm-row
  • .flex-sm-row-reverse
  • .flex-sm-column
  • .flex-sm-column-reverse
  • .flex-md-row
  • .flex-md-row-reverse
  • .flex-md-column
  • .flex-md-column-reverse
  • .flex-lg-row
  • .flex-lg-row-reverse
  • .flex-lg-column
  • .flex-lg-column-reverse
  • .flex-xl-row
  • .flex-xl-row-reverse
  • .flex-xl-column
  • .flex-xl-column-reverse
Justify content

Use justify-content utilities on flexbox containers to change the alignment of flex items on the main axis (the x-axis to start, y-axis if flex-direction: column). Choose from start(default), end, center, between, or around.

<div class="d-flex justify-content-start">...</div>
<div class="d-flex justify-content-end">...</div>
<div class="d-flex justify-content-center">...</div>
<div class="d-flex justify-content-between">...</div>
<div class="d-flex justify-content-around">...</div>

Below are the responsive variations for justify-content.

  • .justify-content-start
  • .justify-content-end
  • .justify-content-center
  • .justify-content-between
  • .justify-content-around
  • .justify-content-sm-start
  • .justify-content-sm-end
  • .justify-content-sm-center
  • .justify-content-sm-between
  • .justify-content-sm-around
  • .justify-content-md-start
  • .justify-content-md-end
  • .justify-content-md-center
  • .justify-content-md-between
  • .justify-content-md-around
  • .justify-content-lg-start
  • .justify-content-lg-end
  • .justify-content-lg-center
  • .justify-content-lg-between
  • .justify-content-lg-around
  • .justify-content-xl-start
  • .justify-content-xl-end
  • .justify-content-xl-center
  • .justify-content-xl-between
  • .justify-content-xl-around
Align items

Use align-items utilities on flexbox containers to change the alignment of flex items on the cross axis (the y-axis to start, x-axis if flex-direction: column). Choose from start, end, center, baseline, or stretch (default).

<div class="d-flex align-items-start">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-items-end">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-items-center">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-items-baseline">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-items-stretch">...</div>

Below are the responsive variations for align-items.

  • .align-items-start
  • .align-items-end
  • .align-items-center
  • .align-items-baseline
  • .align-items-stretch
  • .align-items-sm-start
  • .align-items-sm-end
  • .align-items-sm-center
  • .align-items-sm-baseline
  • .align-items-sm-stretch
  • .align-items-md-start
  • .align-items-md-end
  • .align-items-md-center
  • .align-items-md-baseline
  • .align-items-md-stretch
  • .align-items-lg-start
  • .align-items-lg-end
  • .align-items-lg-center
  • .align-items-lg-baseline
  • .align-items-lg-stretch
  • .align-items-xl-start
  • .align-items-xl-end
  • .align-items-xl-center
  • .align-items-xl-baseline
  • .align-items-xl-stretch
Align self

Use align-self utilities on flexbox items to individually change their alignment on the cross axis (the y-axis to start, x-axis if flex-direction: column). Choose from align-items: start, end, center, baseline, or stretch (default).

<div class="align-self-start">Aligned flex item</div>
<div class="align-self-end">Aligned flex item</div>
<div class="align-self-center">Aligned flex item</div>
<div class="align-self-baseline">Aligned flex item</div>
<div class="align-self-stretch">Aligned flex item</div>

Below are the responsive variations for align-self.

  • .align-self-start
  • .align-self-end
  • .align-self-center
  • .align-self-baseline
  • .align-self-stretch
  • .align-self-sm-start
  • .align-self-sm-end
  • .align-self-sm-center
  • .align-self-sm-baseline
  • .align-self-sm-stretch
  • .align-self-md-start
  • .align-self-md-end
  • .align-self-md-center
  • .align-self-md-baseline
  • .align-self-md-stretch
  • .align-self-lg-start
  • .align-self-lg-end
  • .align-self-lg-center
  • .align-self-lg-baseline
  • .align-self-lg-stretch
  • .align-self-xl-start
  • .align-self-xl-end
  • .align-self-xl-center
  • .align-self-xl-baseline
  • .align-self-xl-stretch
Fill

Use the .flex-fill class on a series of sibling elements which force them into equal widths while taking up all available horizontal space. Can be used when you need equal-width, or justified, navigation.

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight">
  <div class="p-2 flex-fill bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 flex-fill bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 flex-fill bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>

Below are the responsive variations for flex-fill.

  • .flex-fill
  • .flex-sm-fill
  • .flex-md-fill
  • .flex-lg-fill
  • .flex-xl-fill
Grow and shrink

Use .flex-grow-* utilities to toggle a flex item's ability to grow to fill available space.

In the below example, the .flex-grow-1 elements occupy all available space it can, while allowing the remaining two flex items their necessary space.

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight">
  <div class="p-2 flex-grow-1 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Third flex item</div>
</div>

Use .flex-shrink-* utilities to toggle a flex item's ability to shrink if necessary. In the below example, the second flex item with .flex-shrink-1 is forced to wrap it's contents to a new line, "shrinking" to allow more space for the previous flex item with .w-100.

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight">
  <div class="p-2 w-100 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 flex-shrink-1 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>

Below are the responsive variations for flex-grow and flex-shrink.

  • .flex-{grow|shrink}-0
  • .flex-{grow|shrink}-1
  • .flex-sm-{grow|shrink}-0
  • .flex-sm-{grow|shrink}-1
  • .flex-md-{grow|shrink}-0
  • .flex-md-{grow|shrink}-1
  • .flex-lg-{grow|shrink}-0
  • .flex-lg-{grow|shrink}-1
  • .flex-xl-{grow|shrink}-0
  • .flex-xl-{grow|shrink}-1
Auto margins

You can mix flex alignments with auto margins. Choose from auto margins: default (no auto margin), pushing two items to the right (.mr-auto), and pushing two items to the left (.ml-auto).

Note
Note

Unfortunately, IE10 and IE11 do not properly support auto margins on flex items whose parent has a non-default justify-content value.

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight mb-3">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight mb-3">
  <div class="mr-auto p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>

<div class="d-flex bd-highlight mb-3">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="ml-auto p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>
With align-items

You can vertically move one flex item to the top or bottom of a container by mixing align-items, flex-direction: column, and margin-top: auto or margin-bottom: auto.

<div class="d-flex align-items-start flex-column bd-highlight mb-3" style="height: 200px;">
  <div class="mb-auto p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>

<div class="d-flex align-items-end flex-column bd-highlight mb-3" style="height: 200px;">
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
  <div class="mt-auto p-2 bd-highlight">Flex item</div>
</div>
Wrap

You can wrap flex items in a flex container. Choose from no wrapping(default) with .flex-nowrap, wrapping with .flex-wrap, or reverse wrapping with .flex-wrap-reverse.

<div class="d-flex flex-nowrap">
  ...
</div>
<div class="d-flex flex-wrap">
  ...
</div>
<div class="d-flex flex-wrap-reverse">
  ...
</div>

Below are the responsive variations for flex-wrap.

  • .flex-nowrap
  • .flex-wrap
  • .flex-wrap-reverse
  • .flex-sm-nowrap
  • .flex-sm-wrap
  • .flex-sm-wrap-reverse
  • .flex-md-nowrap
  • .flex-md-wrap
  • .flex-md-wrap-reverse
  • .flex-lg-nowrap
  • .flex-lg-wrap
  • .flex-lg-wrap-reverse
  • .flex-xl-nowrap
  • .flex-xl-wrap
  • .flex-xl-wrap-reverse
Order

You can change the visual order of specific flex items with order utilities. Bootstrap only provide options for making an item first or last, as well as a reset to use the DOM order.

<div class="d-flex flex-nowrap bd-highlight">
  <div class="order-3 p-2 bd-highlight">First flex item</div>
  <div class="order-2 p-2 bd-highlight">Second flex item</div>
  <div class="order-1 p-2 bd-highlight">Third flex item</div>
</div>

Below are the responsive variations for order.

  • .order-0
  • .order-1
  • .order-2
  • .order-3
  • .order-4
  • .order-5
  • .order-6
  • .order-7
  • .order-8
  • .order-9
  • .order-10
  • .order-11
  • .order-12
  • .order-sm-0
  • .order-sm-1
  • .order-sm-2
  • .order-sm-3
  • .order-sm-4
  • .order-sm-5
  • .order-sm-6
  • .order-sm-7
  • .order-sm-8
  • .order-sm-9
  • .order-sm-10
  • .order-sm-11
  • .order-sm-12
  • .order-md-0
  • .order-md-1
  • .order-md-2
  • .order-md-3
  • .order-md-4
  • .order-md-5
  • .order-md-6
  • .order-md-7
  • .order-md-8
  • .order-md-9
  • .order-md-10
  • .order-md-11
  • .order-md-12
  • .order-lg-0
  • .order-lg-1
  • .order-lg-2
  • .order-lg-3
  • .order-lg-4
  • .order-lg-5
  • .order-lg-6
  • .order-lg-7
  • .order-lg-8
  • .order-lg-9
  • .order-lg-10
  • .order-lg-11
  • .order-lg-12
  • .order-xl-0
  • .order-xl-1
  • .order-xl-2
  • .order-xl-3
  • .order-xl-4
  • .order-xl-5
  • .order-xl-6
  • .order-xl-7
  • .order-xl-8
  • .order-xl-9
  • .order-xl-10
  • .order-xl-11
  • .order-xl-12
Align content

Use align-content utilities on flexbox containers to align flex items together on the cross axis. Choose from start (default), end, center, between, around, or stretch. For demo purpose flex-wrap: wrap is added and increased the number of flex items.

This property has no effect on single rows of flex items.

<div class="d-flex align-content-start flex-wrap">
  ...
</div>
<div class="d-flex align-content-end flex-wrap">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-content-center flex-wrap">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-content-between flex-wrap">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-content-around flex-wrap">...</div>
<div class="d-flex align-content-stretch flex-wrap">...</div>

Below are the responsive variations for align-content.

  • .align-content-start
  • .align-content-end
  • .align-content-center
  • .align-content-around
  • .align-content-stretch
  • .align-content-sm-start
  • .align-content-sm-end
  • .align-content-sm-center
  • .align-content-sm-around
  • .align-content-sm-stretch
  • .align-content-md-start
  • .align-content-md-end
  • .align-content-md-center
  • .align-content-md-around
  • .align-content-md-stretch
  • .align-content-lg-start
  • .align-content-lg-end
  • .align-content-lg-center
  • .align-content-lg-around
  • .align-content-lg-stretch
  • .align-content-xl-start
  • .align-content-xl-end
  • .align-content-xl-center
  • .align-content-xl-around
  • .align-content-xl-stretch
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