Implementing Text Overflow Ellipsis with CSS

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When the text content exceeds the container width, you can utilize the CSS ‘text-overflow’ property to implement an ellipsis effect, allowing for better handling of lengthy text.

.container {
  overflow: hidden;
  white-space: nowrap;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
}

Implementing text overflow ellipsis with CSS is a helpful technique when dealing with text that exceeds its container width. Here’s an example:

HTML:

<div class="text-ellipsis">
  This is a long text that will be truncated with an ellipsis when it overflows its container.
</div>

CSS:

/* Styling the element */
.text-ellipsis {
  width: 200px; /* Adjust width as needed */
  white-space: nowrap; /* Prevent text wrapping */
  overflow: hidden; /* Hide overflowing content */
  text-overflow: ellipsis; /* Display ellipsis for overflowed text */
  border: 1px solid #ccc; /* Optional: Adding a border for visualization */
}

Explanation:

  • white-space: nowrap;: Prevents text from wrapping to the next line.
  • overflow: hidden;: Hides any content that exceeds the container’s width.
  • text-overflow: ellipsis;: Adds an ellipsis (…) to indicate that text has been truncated due to overflow.

Adjust the .text-ellipsis class properties such as width, border, etc., based on your design requirements. This technique helps manage long text within a defined space by indicating that the text has been cut off and providing an ellipsis to signify there’s more content.

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