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Customize the SearchForm - 2.3.3


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steve_nyhof

Community Member, 224 Posts

28 June 2010 at 8:54am

I have read many posts but still not getting any real answers on this.

I want to make a search form similar to the one at the top of this forum site - to include a go button to the right.

Where can I get into the code and/or css to modify this?

I found the SearchForm.ss file...

<form $FormAttributes>
   <fieldset>
      <legend></legend>
      <% control Fields %>
         $FieldHolder
      <% end_control %>
      <% control Actions %>
         $Field
      <% end_control %>
   </fieldset>
</form>

and the form.css file which control every form on the site.

Does anyone know how to get into this please?

Thank you
Steve

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

28 June 2010 at 7:30pm

To customize the layout (eg for this sites form) we just edit the css files in a themes/themename/css/Form.css. If you have a Form.css it will override all the default styles.

To get it on the right simply float the button right and float the input left. Or use css positioning. I tend to avoid trying to mess with the form templates / markup as most designs can be done with CSS.

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steve_nyhof

Community Member, 224 Posts

29 June 2010 at 2:11am

Edited: 29/06/2010 2:13am

Thank you Willr, but anything I do in the form.css file with these values do not seem to do anything to the form

#Search {
   width: 105px;
}
input#Search_Form_SearchForm_Search {
   width: 110px;
   padding: 3px;
   margin-left: -4px;
   font-size: 1.2em;
   }
#Sidebar input.action {
   font-size: 1.2em;
   float: right;
   padding: 1px;
   margin: -22px 10px 0 0;
}

Any examples of what others have done to make this happen?
Thank you,
Steve

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

29 June 2010 at 9:03am

Use a tool like Firebug to work out whats happening. Could be not loading your styles, could be getting overridden. Looking at that if #Search is your search box then it needs to be wide enough for the input + the button. Also #Search_Form_SearchForm_Search would need to be floated left (since otherwise it would push the action down).

See this page for some more information on how to use css positioning http://www.barelyfitz.com/screencast/html-training/css/positioning/

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steve_nyhof

Community Member, 224 Posts

29 June 2010 at 9:14am

My programmer gave me this...

<form id="SearchForm_SearchForm" action="$BaseURL/forside/SearchForm" method="get" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="right">
<tr>
<td class="search-field">
<input type="text" value="" name="Search"/>
</td>
<td class="go">

<input type="image" src="$BaseURL/assets/System/searchgo.png" name="Search" />
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>

So I was able to get what I want in the form, I am still not getting results, so that will be my next research
Thank you Willr, I will take a look into what you are saying also

Steve