CSS Properties: How should cause a scrolling mechanism to be provided for overflowing boxes

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Declares the document type and version of HTML -->
<html><!-- Begins the HTML document -->
<head><!-- Contains metadata and links to external resources -->
<title>How should cause a scrolling mechanism to be provided for overflowing boxes</title><!-- Sets the title of the document -->
<style type="text/css"> /* Starts CSS styling */
div.w3r { /* Styles div elements with the class "w3r" */
  background-color: #CCFF00; /* Sets the background color of the div to a light yellow (#CCFF00) */
  width:150px; /* Sets the width of the div to 150 pixels */
  height:200px; /* Sets the height of the div to 200 pixels */
  overflow-x:auto; /* Sets the horizontal overflow behavior of the div to auto, causing a horizontal scrollbar to appear if the content overflows */
} /* Ends the styling for div elements with the class "w3r" */
</style><!-- Ends CSS styling -->
</head><!-- Ends the head section -->
<body><!-- Begins the body of the document -->
<h2>w3resource Tutorial</h2><!-- Displays a level 2 heading -->
<div class="w3r">CSS, stands for Cascading Style Sheet is a computer language to describe presentation (for example width, height, color, background color, alignment etc.) of HTML and XML (and XML based languages like XHTML, SVG) web documents. In all the examples of our tutorials, we have used HTML for implementing CSS.</div><!-- Displays a div element with the specified text content -->
</body><!-- Ends the body section -->
</html><!-- Ends the HTML document -->


  • This HTML document demonstrates how to provide a scrolling mechanism for overflowing boxes horizontally using CSS.
  • CSS comments are added to explain each section of the code.
  • The div element with the class "w3r" is styled with:
    • A background color of light yellow (#CCFF00).
    • A width of 150 pixels and a height of 200 pixels.
    • The overflow-x property is set to auto, which means a horizontal scrollbar will appear automatically if the content overflows horizontally.

    Live Demo:

    See the Pen overflow-x-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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