Description for second item is not displaying completely as like the first item in CQWP when using itemstyles. The below custom itemstyle i have used.

            <div class="Corpdescriptionstyle" style="height:200px;">
            <xsl:value-of select="substring(@Description, 0, 690)" disable-output-escaping="yes" />
            <a href="{$SafeLinkUrl}">..more</a></div>



You have a substring for 690 characteres max to display

<xsl:value-of select="substring(@Description, 0, 690)" disable-output-escaping="yes" />

Are you sure that your description is less than 690 chars?

If it is a case check the height of you container: you have set this to 200px. Try to remove this height to check if it is the case.

Hope it helps,


  • Description is less than 690 characters, for the first item,only the first line is displaying. And for the second item, it displaying more than 5 lines
    – Aathi
    Feb 14 '13 at 10:05
  • Try to read this post - stackoverflow.com/questions/2265334/…, maybe it helps Feb 14 '13 at 10:23

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