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  • #16
    Re: Wait Image

    I did it in Firefox and the background when I added the transparent worked perfectly. It disapeared. Now the issue is getting this into the Alpha CSS. I made a wait message that lasts for 1 hour so it gives me allot of time to check it. Here is what I got of the firefox debug:

    div id="AUIPageWaitDialog" class="_a5WaitMessageCSS" style="position: absolute; top: 82px; left: 637px;"><style> ._a5WaitMessageCSS {background: rgba(0,0,0,.2); border-radius: 5px; color: white; padding: 30px; text-shadow: none; } ._a5LockScreenCSS { background: rgba(0,0,0,0); } </style> <style>

    Do you have an idea of where in Alpha I would change the background to TRANSPARENT?


    • #17
      Re: Wait Image

      Sorry if it wasn't clear... or misunderstood... but post # 13 tells you excactly what to do (I hope) :)

      In your UX... Properties... theres a property named CSS Local Definitions. The CSS I posted goes in there.

      Normally, when you add CSS in here it gets added to the CSS pool. However, because you're putting in a subclass that already exists (Alpha's CSS) you're effectively replacing what Alpha is doing. However (again)... in this case Alpha is popping in their CSS kind of "on demand" (I think). So... without the !important rule, Alpha will overwrite your Transparent setting.

      With the !important rule in place... Alpha gets trumped... and your CSS Transparent rules. (get it?... did you see what I did there?) The rule... rules... now that's funny.
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      Last edited by Davidk; 02-05-2014, 05:32 PM.


      • #18
        Re: Wait Image

        I built a wait image with a 1 hour timer and then used Fiefox bug to find the following properties. After I change the background where do you think I can add it?

        <div id="AUIPageWaitDialog" class="_a5WaitMessageCSS" style="position: absolute; top: 82px; left: 637px;"><style> ._a5WaitMessageCSS {background: rgba(0,0,0,.2); border-radius: 5px; color: white; padding: 30px; text-shadow: none; } ._a5LockScreenCSS { background: rgba(0,0,0,0); } </style> <style>


        • #19
          Re: Wait Image

          I think I misunderstood what you wanted to do. I thought, from the UX stuff you posted, that you wanted to change the icon and background of the wait message that pops up when an ajax callback is made.

          You've got this div you want to put somewhere. You're popping up a wait message... is that right? I'm confused.


          • #20
            Re: Wait Image

            You are correct, the wait image is popping up with the dark square background in my application I'm trying to clear that square background leaving only the wait image. Now that I see what is causing the square background where do you think I can find it in alpha css to make the change to transparent?


            • #21
              Re: Wait Image

              Just have to confirm. Are you displaying the wait message? Or is Alpha displaying it?

              You can't find it in Alpha to change it... it's not really there. I think Alpha loads it when it need it.

              But... you can add your own CSS... the way I've described... to override Alpha... when the Alpha code eventually gets loaded.

              You add your own CSS and use !important to force your CSS over Alpha's.

              Who's on first?


              • #22
                Re: Wait Image

                I think I understand. I'll use my own wait image and add it's properties to my css. You think that will do it?


                • #23
                  Re: Wait Image

                  Hey Bill,

                  From your original post... is it the Alpha message you want to remove the background from? Or is it your message?


                  • #24
                    Re: Wait Image

                    Yes i want to remove the background but still have my own wait image.



                    • #25
                      Re: Wait Image

                      This may help...



                      • #26
                        Re: Wait Image

                        David victory is ours. That video Rocks! It showed me where to add your corrected properties. After you gave me the corrected properties I used it in Firefox and it worked but I still didn't know where to add it in Alpha to over ride their settings. Well I added as you showed me in the video to the Local CSS and the square background that has been messing with me for 2 month is GONE yes!!!

                        Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....! When I am done with my application besides the programmers that are working and training me I need to give you credits for this part and believe me you deserve them. Great Job!

                        Rock On!



                        • #27
                          Re: Wait Image

                          Small pleasures.

                          How much of a geek am I (or are we) that little things like these links bring on good cheer?

                          Thanks for the links and info!


                          • #28
                            Re: Wait Image

                            You are right about this little things. Davids answer to this issue made me stand up and cheer. When he figured out what the properties in the CSS were I was crazy knowing that soon we'd have the answer. I stopped in my car today and logged into my application to build the wait message just to see those properties but even with that I couldn't figure out where it all goes till David sent the video. Great Job Mr Holmes!!

                            Rock On!

                            Thank You Thank You Thank You.



                            • #29
                              Re: Wait Image

                              I figure this is what makes Alpha so much fun to work with. Not only did Alpha provide the CSS... but provides a place to put it in order to override. I hope doing something like this doesn't break any rules. Alpha continues to impress with it's breadth of customization.