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

Sean Lewis
Sean Lewis
5,013 Points

[SOLVED] Issue with overflow: scroll

I'm in the last task of the challenge and it asks me to add an overflow that will add a scrollbar where needed. So I used

overflow: scroll;

inside the .main class but that doesn't seem to give me the correct answer. Not sure where I'm going wrong here, it previews with scrollbars just fine.

Thanks for any responses!

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/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

a {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 100px;

.main {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  max-height: 150px;
  overflow: scroll;
Lady Do While
Lady Do While
6,027 Points

You need to put overflow: auto... the question asked "if and when needed." A scroll bar (or two!) will be added with the value scroll, but the auto value will only add it where/when needed.

Sean Lewis
Sean Lewis
5,013 Points

Ah, I get it now. Thank you so much!

Marked as solved