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How to edit CSS of DataAssist/eCart

Thread began 3/04/2010 2:38 pm by koneill385535 | Last modified 3/07/2010 8:14 am by neilo | 957 views | 5 replies |


How to edit CSS of DataAssist/eCart


I have been trying to edit the CSS for a couple of my WebAssist pages, and I can't quite figure out what I am doing wrong. I can't seem to change the CSS under Modular_Slate.css and my pages are just a little bit funky. For instance:

The fields are all different lengths, and I can't seem to restrain the widths:

The add to cart button and the field next to it aren't aligned properly:

Is there a tutorial or something to teach me how to edit these, or maybe if you can just give me the solutions to these two issues, I can figure it out by example. Thank you!

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Jimmy Wu

The width of these items is defined by the size property for the text field inputs and the cols property of the textarea inputs.

For example, find the line of code that looks like this:
<textarea id="ProductLongDesc" cols="32" name="ProductLongDesc"/>

That's the definition of the textarea. If you change the cols="32" to something like cols="28" the width will change on that.

For the text field, take a look at this line:
<input id="ProductSKU" type="text" size="32" value="" name="ProductSKU"/>

That's the definition of a text field. If you change the size="32" to something like size="28" the width will change on that.

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Thank you, that makes a lot of sense. Is there a way to make them the same size though? I tried cols=24 but it was too small and cols=25 is too big.

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Jimmy Wu

If you set a width in the Modular Slate.css file for this section:

The width of each of the elements in the table should be the same. Setting the width will override the cols or size setting. The block should look something like this when you're done:
.WADADataTableCell {

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Hmm... it didn't seem to work.


Does the CSS work for multi-line cells?

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You could add two classes to your Modular_Slate.css stylesheet, add them to the end:

.input {
.inputFile {

and save the stylesheet.

Leave the width of the WADADataTableCell at 300px.

On the page with the form, assign these classes to your form fields. Select each field, and select 'input' from the 'class' drop-down select list in the properties inspector. Assign the 'inputFile' class to your file field only.

The file field is a tricky one to get right for both Firefox and IE, but if you give it the width of 255px by assigning it the above class, and a Character width of 25 (in the properties inspector) it should be about right. (Or you could create an IE conditional statement on each page)

In your product details page, for the image button to align with the 'amount' field, you can give the image the align="absmiddle" property:

<input type="image" border="0" align="absmiddle" name="PracticeCart_1_ATC" value="Add to Cart" src="WA_eCart/Images/Slate/Btn4_EN_addtocart.gif">
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