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The flex property is shorthand for flex-grow, flex-shrink, and flex-basis, in that order.

Syntax

This property only has an effect on flexible items.

.container {
  flex: 1;
}

Values

flex-grow
Numerical value that designates how a flexible item will shrink in relation to the rest of the flexible items in the same container.

flex-shrink
Numerical value that designates how a flexible item will grow in relation to the rest of the flexible items in the same container.

flex-basis
Designates the initial length of a flexible item. Possible values: “auto”, “inherit”, or a length unit (px, em, rem, etc.) or percentage.

auto
Same as 1 1 auto.

initial
Same as 0 1 auto.

none
Same as 0 0 auto.

inherit
Inherits this property’s value from its parent item.

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