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Looking at this sample accordian menu: http://www.sohtanaka.com/web-design/examples/accordion/, is it possible to add scroll bars with the panels for text that is too long?  A nice sleek, elegant scroll bar that doesn't clutter it up?  Also, I've cut the source code from this online menu and was working with it on my desktop and I can't figure out how to have the "arrow" change on open and close.  Can anyone help?

Thanks.
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by:Jerry Miller
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I always use the Ajax Toolkit accordion for this style window. You would most likely need the auto size property set according to your needs.


http://www.asp.net/ajax/ajaxcontroltoolkit/samples/Accordion/Accordion.aspx
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Does Ajax need to run off of the server?  I can only use client side scripts for this project I'm working on.
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Since you can only use client side scripts, try to set the overflow:Scroll in the CSS property.

http://www.w3schools.com/Css/pr_pos_overflow.asp
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Another question, looking at the source code from the demo, do you know how I can change the bar graphic (maybe the arrow faces down and the bar color changes slightly) when the user rolls over it?  Having a hard time figuring it out.  I know it should be simple.  One graphic for when it's open, and one for when it closes.  Or maybe also a roll over effect.  See microsoft.com for an example of what I'd like to do.  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
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