Text-overflow ellipsis in <ion-card-title> does not work –> Shadow-Dom-Element does not take parent width


I have a problem with a List Page in Ionic 4.
I want to display some <ion-card> elements.
The texts in can be very long (they are comming from the backend). I do not want them to line break, but to use the ellisis (“…”) – See Screenshots below.

Normally I would just set overflow: hidden on the parent, and white-space: nowrap; text-overflow: ellipsis; on the element I want to have the ellipsis. However because of the web-component-shadow-dom-stuff this does not work out of the box, and I can’t figure out why…

You can see, that <ion-card-title> is not taking the width of the parent. How do I manipulate the text “This is a long text. Lorem…” that it fits the container and correctly sets the ellipsis?

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        <div class="card-header-title-wrapper">
            <ion-card-title>This is a long text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod
        <ion-card-subtitle text-end>Subtitle</ion-card-subtitle>
        Card Content...

(simplified) CSS

div.card-header-title-wrapper {
  display: flex;
  overflow: hidden;

  ion-checkbox {
    margin-top: 3px;
    margin-right: 12px;
    flex-grow: 0;
    flex-shrink: 0;

ion-card-header {
    ion-card-title {
        font-size: 16px;
        white-space: nowrap;
        text-overflow: ellipsis;

It currently looks like this

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I want it to look like this

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in your ion-card-title css, add overflow: hidden;

Answered By – Bundayy Olayinka

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