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CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

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  • CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

    I want to affect an element of an AA component via local CSS. e.g.


    This works fine when the grid opens directly. However, AA renames the component ID when it is opened from a parent control, which happens often. The id becomes "GRID1_IDP_CLIENT_EVPC_IDP_CLIENTS_221445LJLE_ROWSPERPAGE_BOTTOM" for example. FYI it only has the universal class of "iOSEdit."

    I know I need to use wildcards for an effect like "#*ROWSPERPAGE_BOTTOM" but I've searched and I can not figure out how the syntax works. Anybody know this one?
    Last edited by ecalan; 03-18-2018, 11:33 PM.

  • #2
    Re: CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

    You don't say how you're opening your child grid... or from where... but... usually there is "Grid alias" property you can fill in. For example, using the Action "Open a Grid component" I opened a Grid from a UX Component. I changed the "Grid alias" from <DefaultAlias> to TRAININGDATES.

    The ID you're after on the opened grid is now... TRAININGDATES_ROWSPERPAGE_BOTTOM

    There is a bit of help for the Alias property. Click on the ? beside the Alias input field to see if it's of any help to you.


    • #3
      Re: CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

      David, Thanks, I did not know an alias created the ID prefix for elements. That will definitely come in handy but I still wanted to figure out the css wildcard syntax so I can set the CSS once on the main page and have it apply to all components. So, when a grid is reused for a lot of children, e.g. filtered, new, custom view, etc., I did not want to have to make any changes repetitively. I did find the syntax - I would say finally but it seemed to come up first this time when I searched. Hmmm. Here it is if anyone else comes across this problem.

      *[id*='ROWSPERPAGE_BOTTOM'] {


      • #4
        Re: CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

        Good sleuthing. Image that working in Alpha... I've never used it. Where did you find it?


        • #5
          Re: CSS syntax for wherever a component is opened

          Thanks David, sleuthing is half the fun. Not sure where I eventually got it from but it was the combination of a couple of posts in different web development forums. It took me years to realize that Alpha takes all CSS. If you can find the ID or Class the server assigns to an element with webmaster tools (old firebug), you can hack it with standard CSS in the local CSS properties. I put 3 lines of CSS in the tabbedUI (Yes, I think it is indispensable) and all grids in my app will have the "correct" row selector. Happy days indeed.