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  • Simple Background Image on UX

    This will probably be one of the simplest questions ever asked on this forum, but for the life of me, I just cannot figure out how to do it.

    All I need to do is set the ENTIRE background of a UX to a particular image. That's it. I've tried wrapping the controls in a container and setting the container width and height to 100%, then setting the background image in the container style property. Image doesn't appear at all.

    I also tried setting the container to an "Absolute Container", but this only partially works and, while I could probably get it to fully work, I really don't want or need the other features of the absolute container.

  • #2
    Re: Simple Background Image on UX

    Using a Container, and setting it's style background image property does work. Is it possible you're getting an error in the console... a missing image error?

    Depending on how you're testing, the image could simple be missing. E.g. testing under LivePreview in a browser, the image must be under the LivePreview folder.


    • #3
      Re: Simple Background Image on UX

      It's possible that setting the container height to 100% is causing a problem. If what David said doesn't fix it, try removing the height property and just setting the container width. Then, fill the container with a spacer of a certain height (say 100px) and see if the image background shows. Also, in resolving these issues I would always do a "publish" rather than preview.


      • #4
        Re: Simple Background Image on UX

        Just to confirm, 100% width and height, or no width and height setting, has no adverse effect on a container background image... nor does LivePreview. Unsure why there would be an issue... do they cause an issue for you Sean?


        • #5
          Re: Simple Background Image on UX

          Hi David,

          I'm not testing it, I'm just saying sometimes that if you tell a container to be Height 100% it doesn't actually know how high to be, and a background image may not show. I'm just trying to setup a basic scenario that he can test with and remove the height as a potential stumbling block. If I set a container to width 100% and a set hieght, of say 100px, and a background will always show. Once the background image works, add back in the other settings to find out where the issue is. Anyway, that is my method for figuring out crazy css stuff! :)


          • #6
            Re: Simple Background Image on UX

            Ok... understood... I thought you'd tested with height set to 100% and found it didn't work... or tested with LivePreview and found it didn't work. If you do test it with height at 100% or LivePreview and find an issue, please let us know... thanks.