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Change the display property of an element.


CSS property: display


Sets an element’s display to block so it starts on a new line and takes the entire width.


Sets an element’s display to inline where height, width, margin, and padding have no effect.


Sets an element‘s display to inline-block, where it can be arranged beside other elements and height, width, margin, and padding are accepted.


Sets an element‘s display to flex to behave as a flex container. For more related utilities, check out the flexbox utilities.


Sets an element‘s display to none, hiding it visually and from screen readers.



  • Using code vads-u-display--none and its responsive prefix will hide that element from screen readers. Only use this property if you are choosing to hide from all users.
  • If you want to hide something visual but still make it available to screen readers, consider using the visibility utility instead.

Responsive prefixes

Add a responsive breakpoint prefix separated with a : to target a utility at a responsive breakpoint and higher, following a mobile-first methodology.


<div class="vads-u-display--none large-screen:vads-u-display--block">
Breakpoint sass variable Width
$xsmall-screen 320px
$small-screen 481px
$medium-screen 768px
$small-desktop-screen 1008px
$large-screen 1201px

Read more about breakpoints.

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Last updated: Apr 29, 2022