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Style overflowX Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Scroll horizontally if the text overflows the element's content area:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.overflowX="scroll";

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Definition and Usage

The overflowX property specifies what to do with the left/right edges of the content - if it overflows the element's content area.

Tip: Use the overflowY property to determine clipping at the top and bottom edges.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The overflowX property is supported in all of the major browsers.

Note: The overflowX property does not work properly in IE8 and earlier.


Syntax

Return the overflowX property:

object.style.overflowX

Set the overflowX property:

object.style.overflowX="visible|hidden|scroll|auto|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
visible The content is not clipped, and it may be rendered outside the content box
hidden The content is clipped - and no scrolling mechanism is provided
scroll The content is clipped and a scrolling mechanism is provided
auto Should cause a scrolling mechanism to be provided for overflowing boxes
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: visible
Return Value: A String, representing the overflow-x property of an element
CSS Version CSS3


Related Pages

CSS reference: overflow-x property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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