layoutGridChar property

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Sets or retrieves the size of the character grid used for rendering the text content of an element.


Integer value = object.put_layoutGridChar(Variant v);Integer value = object.get_layoutGridChar(Variant* sCharSize);

Property values


none (none)

Default. No character grid is set.

auto (auto)

Largest character in the font of the element is used to set the character grid.

length (length)

Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px). For more information about the supported length units, see CSS Values and Units Reference.

percentage (percentage)

Integer, followed by a percent sign (%). The value is a percentage derived from the dimensions of the parent object.

String format

none | auto | <length> | <percentage>

CSS information

Applies To All elements
Media visual
Inherited no
Initial Value

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


Windows Internet Explorer 8. The -ms-layout-grid-char attribute is an extension to CSS, and can be used as a synonym for layout-grid-char in IE8 Standards mode.

The visual effects of the -ms-layout-grid-char attribute are similar to the line-height property.

Web documents in Asian languages, such as Chinese or Japanese, usually create a page layout for characters using a one- or two-dimensional grid. You can use the -ms-layout-grid attribute to incorporate this layout into Web documents.

The -ms-layout-grid-char attribute applies only to block-level elements.

Note  For this property to have an effect, the -ms-layout-grid-mode attribute must be set to line or both.


Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003






Build date: 1/23/2012