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The CSS overflow controls the big content. It tells whether to clip content or to add scroll bars. The overflow contains the following property: 

  • visible: The content is not clipped and is visible outside the element box. 
  • Hidden: The overflow is clipped and the rest of the content is invisible.
  • Scroll: The overflow is clipped but a scrollbar is added to see the rest of the content. The scrollbar can be horizontal or vertical. 
  • Auto: It automatically adds a scrollbar whenever it is required.
  • Overflow-x and Overflow-y: This property specifies how to change the overflow of elements. x deals with horizontal edges and y deals with vertical edges. 

Example:  In this example, we are using overflow: visible; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        p {
            width: 100px;
            height: 80px;
            border: 1px solid;
            overflow: visible;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>
        GEEKSFORGEEKS
    </h2>
    <p>
        The CSS overflow controls big content.
        It tells whether to clip content or to
        add scroll bars.
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Example: In this example, we are using overflow: hidden; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        p {
            width: 100px;
            height: 80px;
            border: 1px solid;
            overflow: hidden;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>
        GEEKSFORGEEKS
    </h2>
    <p>
        The CSS overflow controls big content.
        It tells whether to clip content or
        to add scroll bars.
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Example: In this example, we are using overflow: scroll; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        p {
            width: 120px;
            height: 100px;
            border: 1px solid;
            overflow: scroll;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>
        GEEKSFORGEEKS
    </h2>
 
    <p>
        The CSS overflow controls big content.
        It tells whether to clip content or
        to add scroll bars.
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: scroll

Example: In this example, we are the overflow: auto; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        p {
            width: 120px;
            height: 100px;
            border: 1px solid;
            overflow: auto;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>
        GEEKSFORGEEKS
    </h2>
 
    <p>
        The CSS overflow controls big content.
        It tells whether to clip content or
        to add scroll bars.
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Example: In this example, we are using the overflow-x and overflow-y properties.

html




<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 
<head>
    <style>
        p {
            width: 120px;
            height: 100px;
            border: 1px solid;
            overflow-x: scroll;
            overflow-y: hidden;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h2>
        GEEKSFORGEEKS
    </h2>
 
    <p>
        The CSS overflow controls big content.
        It tells whether to clip content or
        to add scroll bars.
    </p>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Supported Browser:

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 4
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 7
  • Safari 1

Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2023
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