Solved

Max height in IE6

Posted on 2011-03-24
3
324 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How do you perform max height in IE6?
0
Comment
Question by:PagodNaUtak
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
gurvinder372 earned 167 total points
ID: 35205398
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:B_L_A_I_Z_E
B_L_A_I_Z_E earned 167 total points
ID: 35205405
Unfortunately, the only ways to achieve the max-height effect in IE6 are by using IE-specific CSS expressions, which are the equivalent of running JavaScript in a stylesheet, or by using JavaScript itself. Of the two, I recommend using the JavaScript solution as CSS expressions are expensive in terms of processing power and can cause the browser to crash. Both solutions will not function if JavaScript is disabled. Note that this solution is for IE6 only as all other browsers support max-height.

JavaScript

//Plain JavaScript, change the ID and dimensions to suit your code.
var container = document.getElementById('container');
container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > 199) ? "200px" : "auto";

//An alternative function. Note: for dynamic resizing, attach to the window resize event
function setMaxHeight(elementId, height){
      var container = document.getElementById(elementId);
      container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > (height - 1)) ? height + "px" : "auto";
}

//Example usage
setMaxHeight('container1', 200);
setMaxHeight('container2', 500);

   1. //Plain JavaScript, change the ID and dimensions to suit your code.
   2. var container = document.getElementById('container');
   3. container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > 199) ? "200px" : "auto";
   4.
   5. //An alternative function. Note: for dynamic resizing, attach to the window resize event
   6. function setMaxHeight(elementId, height){
   7. var container = document.getElementById(elementId);
   8. container.style.height = (container.scrollHeight > (height - 1)) ? height + "px" : "auto";
   9. }
  10.
  11. //Example usage
  12. setMaxHeight('container1', 200);
  13. setMaxHeight('container2', 500);

Source: http://www.virtuosimedia.com/dev/css/ultimate-ie6-cheatsheet-how-to-fix-25-internet-explorer-6-bugs#max-height
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:stergium
stergium earned 166 total points
ID: 35205413
hello.
according to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc351024%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
you cannot! i am not aware of a workaround for it
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction A frequently asked question goes something like this:  "I am running a long process in the background and I want to alert my client when the process finishes.  How can I send a message to the browser?"  Unfortunately, the short answer …
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style different bullet points for unordered lists in CSS. Begin with a normal unordered list; the default bullet point is a solid circle: In the CSS, create a defined class of unordered list by typing "ul.S…
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…

867 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

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now