Style textOverflow Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Change the textOverflow property:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.textOverflow="ellipsis";

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Definition and Usage

The textOverflow property specifies what should happen when text overflows the containing element.


Browser Support

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The textOverflow property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the textOverflow property:

object.style.textOverflow

Set the textOverflow property:

object.style.textOverflow="clip|ellipsis|string|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
clip Default value. Clips the text
ellipsis Render an ellipsis ("...") to represent clipped text
string Render the given string to represent clipped text
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: clip
Return Value: A String, representing the text-overflow property of an element
CSS Version CSS3

Related Pages

CSS reference: text-overflow property


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