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The overflow property is used when a block-level element’s content overflows its container to designate whether the overflow content should be clipped, a scroll bar added, or displayed.

Syntax

Note that the overflow property only works on block elements with a set height.

div.one {
  overflow: scroll;
}

div.two {
  overflow: hidden;
}

div.three {
  overflow: auto;
}

div.four {
  overflow: clip;
}

div.five {
  overflow: visible;
}

Values

visible
Default value. Overflow content is not clipped and may be rendered outside of the content box.

hidden
Overflow content is clipped and invisible without any scroll bars, but content can be scrolled programmatically (i.e. with JavaScript).

clip
Overflow content is clipped and invisible. Scrolling, including programmatic scrolling, is forbidden.

scroll
Overflow content is clipped and a scrolling mechanism is rendered.

auto
Should render a scrolling mechanism for overflowing content.

initial
Sets the property to its default value.

inherit
Inherits this property’s value from its parent item.

Browser Compatibilty

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