Handling Overflowing Content using CSS

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We can use CSS overflow property to manage/handle the overflowing content of an element. This property allows user to clip content, provide scrollbars to view clipped content, render content outside the container thus the name overflow.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for CSS Overflow property −

Selector {
   overflow: /*value*/
}

Let us see an example for CSS overflow property −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS Overflow</title>
<style>
form {
   width:70%;
   margin: 0 auto;
   text-align: center;
}
* {
   padding: 2px;
   margin:5px;
}
input[type="button"] {
   border-radius: 10px;
}
#containerDiv {
   margin: 0 auto;
   height: 110px;
   overflow: scroll;
}
</style></head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>CSS Overflow</legend>
<div id="containerDiv">
This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text. This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text.</div>
<input type="button" onclick="add()" value="Remove Scrollbars">
</fieldset>
</form>
<script>
function add() {
   document.querySelector('#containerDiv').style.overflow = "hidden";
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

Before clicking ‘Remove Scrollbars’ button −

After clicking ‘Remove Scrollbars’ button −

Let’s see another example for the CSS overflow property −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS Overflow</title>
<style>
form {
   width:70%;
   margin: 0 auto;
   text-align: center;
}
* {
   padding: 2px;
   margin:5px;
}
input[type="button"] {
   border-radius: 10px;
}
#containerDiv {
   margin: 0 auto;
   height: 100px;
   width: 100px;
   overflow: auto;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>CSS Overflow</legend>
<div id="containerDiv">
<img id="image" src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/sas/images/sas-mini-logo.jpg">
</div>
<input type="button" onclick="fitHeight()" value="Remove Scrollbars">
</fieldset>
</form>
<script>
var divDisplay = document.getElementById("divDisplay");
var imgSelect = document.getElementById("image");
var containerDiv = document.getElementById("containerDiv");
function fitHeight() {
   containerDiv.style.height = imgSelect.height+'px';
   containerDiv.style.width = imgSelect.width+'px';
   containerDiv.style.overflow = 'hidden';
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

Before clicking any button −

After clicking ‘Remove Scrollbars’ button −

raja
Published on 06-Jan-2020 14:52:25
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