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Thread: Table in div does not get scrollbars in IE7

  1. #1
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    Table in div does not get scrollbars in IE7

    Hi,
    I have the following strange problem in IE7. I have a htmltable within a div. The div has style attribute "overflow" set to "auto". In IE6 and FF this works OK and I get scrollbars. In IE7 there are no scrollbars! Does anyone know what could be the problem?

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    	<title>Test - 2006 Application Settings </title>
    	<style type="text/css">
    		.ListView{
    			border-color:#7C7C94;
    			margin-right:10px;
    			border-width:1px;
    			border-style:solid;
    			background-color:#FFFFFF;	 		
    			overflow:auto;
    		}
    		.ListView TABLE{	 
    			width:100%;		
    		}
    		.ListView TH{
    			color:White;	
    			background-color:#639ABD;
    			font-family:Verdana;
    			font-size:10px;
    			font-weight:bold;
    			font-style:normal;
    			text-decora tion:none;	
    			white-space:nowrap;  	
    			text-align:left;
    			padding-right:5px;
    			padding-left:3px;
    			border-right:1px solid #FFFFFF; 
    			height:15px;
    		}
    
    		.ListView tr.RowLight{
    			color:#000000;
    			background-color:#FFFFFF;	
    			text-decoration:none;	
    		}
    		.ListView tr.RowDark{
    			color:#000000;
    			background-color:#F0F8FF;	
    			text-decoration:none;		
    		}
    		.ListView td{
    			padding-left:3px;
    			font-family:Verdana;
    			font-size:10px;
    			white-space:nowrap;
    			padding-right:5px;
    			height:20px;	
    		}
    	</style>
    </head >
    <body>
    	<form name="aspnetForm" method="post" action="Settings.aspx" id="aspnetForm">
    		<div id="ctl00_lstSettings" class="ListView" style="width:200px; height:100px;">
    			<table id="ctl00_lstSettings_Table" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    				<tr>					
    					<th style="cursor: pointer;">
    						Setting name&nbsp;</th>
    					<th style="cursor: pointer;">
    						Value</th>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row0" class="RowLight">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						hhhhhhhhh
    					</td>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row1" class="RowDark">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						hhhhhhhhh
    					</td>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row2" class="RowLight">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						kkkk
    					</td>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row3" class="RowDark">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						klkl
    					</td>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row4" class="RowLight">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						gg
    					</td>
    				</tr>
    				<tr id="ctl00_lstSettings_row5" class="RowDark">					
    					<td>
    						Test
    					</td>
    					<td>
    						hhhhhhhhh
    					</td>
    				</tr>				
    
    			</table>
    		</div>
    	</form>
    </body>
    </html>

  2. #2
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    Code:
      .ListView{ border-color:#7C7C94; margin-right:10px; border-width:1px; border-style:solid; background-color:#FFFFFF; overflow:auto;overflow-x:hidden; position:relative;} 
      .ListView TABLE{width:100%; position:absolute;}
    Alternatively
    Code:
    .ListView .ListView{ border-color:#7C7C94; margin-right:10px; border-width:1px; border-style:solid; background-color:#FFFFFF; overflow:auto;overflow-x:hidden; } 
    .ListView TABLE{width:99%;}
    Last edited by Fang; 05-21-2007 at 12:20 PM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Posts
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    Thanks a lot Fang! The position:absolute for the table and position:relative for the div was the solution for this problem. What is still strange is that suddenly the horizontal scrollbar appears because of the vertical scrollbar.

    "overflow-x:hidden" isn't really a solution for this because if the table is really wider than the div should have a scrollbar.
    "width:99%" gives an ugly blanc space if the vertical scrollbar is not there.

    Does anyone have an idea?

  4. #4
    Join Date
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    Posts
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    Cool Same problem.

    Ive recently run into the same problem and was unable to find a solution (or even another documented case) until I ran across this forum. Have you seen any documentation regarding this IE7 bug?

    Thanks for the fix, btw!

  5. #5
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    Code:
      .ListView TABLE{ width:auto; border-collapse:collapse;} 
      .ListView TH{width:45%; color:White; background-color:#639ABD; font-family:Verdana; font-size:10px; font-weight:bold; font-style:normal; text-decora tion:none; white-space:nowrap; text-align:left; padding-right:5px; padding-left:3px; border-right:1px solid #FFFFFF; height:15px; }
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