CSS: OverFlow, Scrollbar

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Use overflow attribute to create a scroll bar when the element is larger than its container box.

Here's a example:

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, «and what is the use of a book,» thought Alice «without pictures or conversation?».

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So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

Here's the HTML code:

<div class="x88088">
<p>Alice was …</p>

<p>…</p>

<p>…</p>
</div>

Here's the CSS code:

div.x88088 {
width:50%;
height:9rem;
overflow:auto;
}

Overflow Attributes

overflow:visible
default. Content may be rendered outside the container element.
overflow:hidden
Content are clipped.
overflow:scroll
show both horizontal and vertical scroll bars when content is larger than the container box.
overflow:auto
show vertical or horizontal scroll bar as necessary
overflow:inherit
inherit parent.
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