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CSS CSS Foundations The Box Model Width, Height and Overflow Properties

Comfort Ajala
Comfort Ajala
4,301 Points


doesnt work for me? I type in .main{ overflow:scroll;} still does not work.

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/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
nav a{display:inline-block;width:100px;}
.main {box-sizing:border-box;max-height:150px; overflow: scroll;

1 Answer

Ben Dietrich
Ben Dietrich
8,287 Points


Your code is correct in that you are allowing the overflow to scroll however the challenge is looking for something slightly different. The challenge states, "Finally, add an overflow property that automatically provides scrollbars if and where they are needed."

Since the challenge requests scrollbars only if and where they are needed you'll need to use the overflow value auto instead of scroll. It should look like this...

.main {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  overflow: auto;
  max-height: 150px;

I hope that helps!

Ben Dietrich
Ben Dietrich
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You're welcome. If you can, please up-vote the correct answer(s) to close the question and to improve the quality of the forum. Thanks!!