CSS overflow-x Property

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CSS overflow-x Property

CSS overflow-x property specifies what to do when content overflows a block-level element's left and right edges.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div:nth-child(1){ overflow-x:scroll; } div:nth-child(2){ overflow-x:hidden; } div:nth-child(3){ overflow-x:auto; } div:nth-child(4){ overflow-x:visible; } </style> </head> <body> <div> This div contains lots of text. </div> <div> This div contains lots of text. </div> <div> Add few text Here. </div> <div> This div contains lots of text. </div> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ overflow-x: scroll; }

Using Javascript



No, overflow property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS overflow property is visible.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS overflow-x property.

visibleThe overflow content will be displayed.
hiddenThe overflow content will be hidden.
scrollThe overflow content is hidden, but user can scroll to view it.
autoBrowser dependent. If content fits inside the padding box, it looks the same as visible. Else, horizontal scroll will appear.

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to set the CSS overflow-x property to scroll using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> div{ width: 150px; height: 50px; font-size: 17px; white-space: nowrap; border: 1px solid #8c8c8c; margin: 10px; } </style> </head> <body> <div id="point"> This div contains lots of text. </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> function myFunction(){ var x = document.getElementById("point"); x.style.overflowX = "scroll"; } </script> </body> </html>


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