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Overflow Scroll css is not working in the div


Question

I am looking for CSS/Javascript solution for my HTML page scrolling issue.

I have three divs that contain a div, a header and a wrapper div,

I need a vertical scrollbar in the wrapper div, height should be auto or 100% based on the content.

The header should be fixed, and I don't want overall scrollbar so I have given overflow:hidden in the body tag,

I need vertical scrollbar in my wrapper div. How can I fix this?

HTML

<div id="container">

    <div class="header"></div>

    <div class="wrapper">
        <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus porta tortor sed metus. Nam pretium. Sed tempor. Integer ullamcorper, odio quis porttitor sagittis, nisl erat tincidunt massa, eu eleifend eros nibh sollicitudin est. Nulla dignissim. Mauris sollicitudin, arcu id sagittis placerat, tellus mauris egestas felis, eget interdum mi nibh vel lorem. Aliquam egestas hendrerit massa. Suspendisse sed nunc et lacus feugiat hendrerit. Nam cursus euismod augue. Aenean vehicula nisl eu quam luctus adipiscing. Nunc consequat justo pretium orci. Mauris hendrerit fermentum massa. Aenean consectetuer est ut arcu. Aliquam nisl massa, blandit at, accumsan sed, porta vel, metus. Duis fringilla quam ut eros.</p>
        <!-- Lots more paragraphs-->
    </div>

</div>

CSS

body{ margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden; height:100%}
#container { width:1000px; margin:0 auto;}
.header { width:1000px; height:30px; background-color:#dadada;}
.wrapper{ width:1000px; overflow:scroll; position:relative;}

Please refer to this JS Fiddle

2014/01/30
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1/30/2014 10:24:46 PM


The solution is to add height:100%; to all the parent elements of your .wrapper-div as well. So:

html{
    height: 100%;
}

body{ 
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
    overflow:hidden;
    height:100%;
}

#container{
    width:1000px;
    margin:0 auto;
    height:100%;
}
2020/08/30

If you add height in .wrapper class then your scroll is working, without height scroll is not working.

Try this http://jsfiddle.net/ZcrFr/3/

CSS:

.wrapper {
  position: relative;
  overflow: scroll;
  width: 1000px;
  height: 800px;
}
2017/04/04

You didn't gave the div a height. So it will automatically stretch when more content is added. Give it a fix-height and the scroll bars will show up.

2013/06/25

If you set a static height for your header, you can use that in a calculation for the size of your wrapper.

http://jsfiddle.net/ske5Lqyv/5/

Using your example code, you can add this CSS:

html, body {
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px;
  height: 100%;
}

#container {
  height: 100%;
}

.header {
  height: 64px;
  background-color: lightblue;
}

.wrapper {
  height: calc(100% - 64px);
  overflow-y: auto;
}

Or, you can use flexbox for a more dynamic approach http://jsfiddle.net/19zbs7je/3/

<div id="container">
  <div class="section">
    <div class="header">Heading</div>
    <div class="wrapper">
      <p>Large Text</p>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

html, body {
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px;
  height: 100%;
}

#container {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  height: 100%;
}

.section {
  flex-grow: 1;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  min-height: 0;
}

.header {
  height: 64px;
  background-color: lightblue;
  flex-shrink: 0;
}

.wrapper {
  flex-grow: 1;
  overflow: auto;
  min-height: 100%; 
}

And if you'd like to get even fancier, take a look at my response to this question https://stackoverflow.com/a/52416148/1513083

2018/09/20

I edited your: Fiddle

html, body{ margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden; height:100% }
.header { margin: 0 auto; width:500px; height:30px; background-color:#dadada;}
.wrapper{ margin: 0 auto; width:500px; overflow:scroll; height: 100%;}

Giving the html-tag a 100% height is the solution. I also deleted the container div. You don't need it when your layout stays like this.

2013/06/25