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Style overflowY Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

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

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

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Definition and Usage

The overflowY property specifies what to do with the top/bottom edges of the content - if it overflows the element's content area.

Tip: Use the overflowX property to determine clipping at the left and right edges.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

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


Syntax

Return the overflowY property:

object.style.overflowY

Set the overflowY property:

object.style.overflowY="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-y property of an element
CSS Version CSS3


Related Pages

CSS reference: overflow-y property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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