layoutGridMode property

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

Gets or sets whether the text layout grid uses two dimensions.


Integer value = object.put_layoutGridMode(BSTR v);Integer value = object.get_layoutGridMode(BSTR* sMode);

Property values

Type: BSTR

both (both)

Default. Both the char and line grid modes are enabled. This setting is necessary to fully enable the layout grid on an element.

none (none)

No grid is used.

line (line)

Only a line grid is used. This is recommended for use with inline elements, such as a span, to disable the horizontal grid on runs of text that act as a single entity in the grid layout.

char (char)

Only a character grid is used. This is recommended for use with block-level elements, such as a blockquote, where the line grid is intended to be disabled.

String format

both | none | line | char

CSS information

Applies To All elements
Media visual
Inherited 1
Initial Value

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


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

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.


Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003






Build date: 1/23/2012