Solved

how to display scrollbar for extra data while using span tag or div tag

Posted on 2009-05-17
2
1,226 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
hi,
my manager wants to use span or div tag with scroll bar to hav extra navigation
my question is : is this donable if the answer is yes would you please give me a how to example

best regards
hatem gamal
<html>

  <head>

    <title>Using a span</title>
 

    <script language="javascript">

      function displayText()

      {

       document.getElementById('targetSpan').innerHTML =

          "You're using JavaScript";

      }

    </script>
 

  </head>
 

  <body onload="displayText()">
 

    <h1>Using a span</h1>
 

   The new text will appear here: "<span id="targetSpan" style="width:10px;">

    </span>".
 

    </body>

</html>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:hatem_from_mesr
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
alexpercsi earned 500 total points
ID: 24405929
You can't really display scrollbars on span tags unless you set display:block on them, which essentially turns them into DIV tags (they behave like DIVs)

To make a scrollbar visible when entering extra text you need to set a few CSS styles on the enclosing DIV.
1. Fixed width or height (or both, depending on whether you want a vertical or horizontal scrollbar - or both)
2. overflow:auto; (this means that the scrollbar will only appear if the content is larger than the specified fixed height or width)

For your span tag I would recommend changing it into the code snippet below. Please note that I have increased the width because 10px is too small to even display the scrollbar. The code below will create a 100px wide by 100px tall DIV tag that will display scrollbars as necessary:
<div id="targetSpan" style="width:100px;height:100px;overflow:auto;">

    </div>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:hatem_from_mesr
ID: 31582343
thanks man
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction Knockoutjs (Knockout) is a JavaScript framework (Model View ViewModel or MVVM framework).   The main ideology behind Knockout is to control from JavaScript how a page looks whilst creating an engaging user experience in the least …
Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now