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How to truncate long string with ellipsis using CSS

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Answer: Use the CSS text-overflow property

You can use the CSS text-overflow property in combination with the white-space and overflow properties to truncate or clip long text and put the dot-dot or ellipsis (...) at the end to represent the clipped text or indicate the user. Let's check out an example to see how this works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Truncating Long Text with CSS</title>
<style>
    p {
        width: 400px;
        padding: 10px;
        background: #f2f2f2;
        overflow: hidden;
        white-space: nowrap;        
        text-overflow: ellipsis;
    }
</style>
</head>
<body>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit ame sem tempor, varius quam at, luctus dui. Mauris magna metus, dapibus nec turpis vel, semper malesuada ante.</p>
</body>
</html>

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