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How to determine if flexbox should have overflow porperty?

To make flexbox scroll, we have to put overflow: auto property. E.g. flexbox under root (screen) shoyld be scrolled.


By platforms

  • flutter uses SignleChildScrollView & overflowing child.
  • css uses overflow: auto for enable scrolling.

The real question - is this scrollable (should it be scrollable) ?

Our answer to this is yes, when the child is bigger than it's parent. BUT only on below scenarios


  • When child uner layout (e.g. autolayout in figma) is overflowed.


  • When simply content is overflows inside group / frame as a visual content.

Strategy 1. set overflow when content is already bigger thatn parent based on design.

Strategy 2. always overflow when direct child of a root (screen)