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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

sharepoint 2010 modal dialog scrollbars issue

Recently I have created a custom master page for our new SharePoint server, First I have noticed that when the page loads, SharePoint runs a java script function and sets the width of the page.

It is searching for the div tag with Id #s4-workspace and if it finds one with this id, sets its width to fit the content. So I have added a class s4-nosetwidth. If we add this class to s4-workspace, SharePoint won’t set its width.

But very first time when I tried to create fixed width master page, I have faced so many issues with scroll bars and SharePoint modal dialog windows are not opening correctly. They are opening either with in small height and added scroll bars or opening in fixed width and height without scroll bars.
Mainly IE7 adding its own scroll bar to body  , as the page is fixed width so the scroll bar that is showing in the middle of the page is looking pretty ugly. I have fixed all these issues and below am the styling.


body.v4master {
    margin:0px auto;
    background-color: transparent !important;

.ms-dialog body.v4master {
    height: 100%;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 100%;
body #s4-workspace {
    left: 0;
    overflow: auto !important;
    overflow/**/: visible !important;
    position: relative;
    width: 100% !important;

.ms-dialog body #s4-workspace{
    display:block !important;
    overflow/**/: auto !important;

Thanks for reading.


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  2. Thanks for this post. Its Very useful to me

  3. Thank you very much, This post is very useful to me.

  4. I am having an issue with Scrollbards in Modal popups, As this causes because by moving the Ribbon inside the workspace and made the fixed width layout, for this Scrollbars not working for Dialogbox by adding css body #s4-workspace {overflow-x:auto;overflow-y:scroll;} not helps, only i can give to .ms-bodyareacell{max-height:600px;overflow-y:scroll;} but its not working it loosing the default width, any help would be appreciate

  5. Thanks! It resolved scroll bar issues in dialog box.