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css for forms


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lememily

Community Member, 1 Post

15 September 2008 at 8:41pm

Hi does anyone know if its possible to customize the form elements? like instead of default sumbit buttons if you can use ur own graphic. also where is the file that controls those buttons?
thanks :)

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

15 September 2008 at 9:33pm

Hi hi,

You can add classes to any Form field with the method "addExtraClass".

So, for example, you might have:

$nameField = new TextField("Name", "Name");
$nameField->addExtraClass('customNameFieldClass');

Now you can jump into any of your css files (or use Requirements::themedCSS($stylesheet) to add a new stylesheet) and apply whatever styling you like.

You can also style by ID - have a look at the generated source for the form you want to style and you'll see there is a pattern. For example, the standard login form 'name' field is called "MemberLoginForm_LoginForm_Email", so you could style by the ID if you prefer.