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[Solved] How can I force all rows in a table to have the same height

I am trying to build a html table but I want to force all rows to have the same height (no matter how much content is in the cells). If a cell overruns the space, I want it to just cut off the text and hide the rest.

Is this possible using CSS, etc?

Enquirer: leora

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Solution #1:

IE only

CSS:

#fixedheight {
    table-layout: fixed;
}

#fixedheight td {
    height: 20px;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 25%;
}

HTML:

<table id="fixedheight">
    <tbody>
        <tr>
            <td>content</td>
            <td>lots of content that should spend way more time wrapping down than it should if I were just to have a short bit of stuff, that would be invaded by zombies and the such</td>
            <td>more content</td>
            <td>small content</td>
            <td>enough already</td>
        </tr>
    </tbody>
</table>

Universal solution

CSS:

#fixedheight {
    table-layout: fixed;
}

#fixedheight td {
    width: 25%;
}

#fixedheight td div {
    height: 20px;
    overflow: hidden;
}

HTML:

<table id="fixedheight">
    <tbody>
        <tr>
            <td>
                <div>content</div>
            </td>
            <td>
                <div>lots of content that should spend way more time wrapping down than it should if I were just to have a short bit of stuff, that would be invaded by zombies and the such</div>
            </td>
            <td>
               <div>more content</div>
            </td>
            <td>
               <div>small content</div>
            </td>
            <td>
               <div>enough already</div>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </tbody>
<table>
Respondent: ohmusama

Solution #2:

Set the CSS height property to what you want the cell heights to be, and use overflow: hidden (see CSS overflow) to prevent contents from expanding the cells.

Respondent: Henry Merriam

Solution #3:

Give the table a class:

<table class="myTable">...</table>

And in the CSS, try the following:

table.myTable td {
  height: 20px;
  overflow: hidden;
}
Respondent: Alp

Solution #4:

The CSS Styles you will want to set are:
display:block, min-height, and max-height.

    <!DOCTYPE html>
      <html>
        <head>
          <meta charset="utf-8">
          <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
          <title>JS Bin</title>
          <style>
            html{font-size:16px;}
            table{}
            table tr{
              display:block;
              border-bottom:solid green 1px;    
              height:.8em;
              min-height:.8em;
              max-height:.8em;
              background-color:#E300E3;
              overflow:hidden;
           }
         </style>
       </head>
       <body>
         <table id="MyTable">
           <tr><td>16px Font-Size</td><td>Column2</td></tr>
         </table>
       </body>
     </html>
Respondent: alignedfibers

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