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    I have an old application with many dialog components and I need to change the color of the submit button on all of them. I am using the CSS style builder but I can not find the part or the selector that allows that change. I have converted the style sheet to make it legacy compliant. I have tried mystyleButton but changes there have no effect on the dialog submit button. What selector should I use?
    Thanks, Irwin

    Using Chrome developer tools you can drill down to see the CSS properties being applied to a button, including the style name.
    That’s the simple explanation.


      Thanks that was useful. However inspecting the submit button shows the mystyle css style sheet and the mystlyButton selector are active but when I use the style editor to make any change and save and publish the style I do not see any change in the button. So I must be missing something. Any suggestions would be welcome.
      Thanks, Irwin


        Try editing the css directly in the Code tab of the style builder.
        Also, try opening the component in different browsers and see if the results are the same.
        What version of Alpha are you using?
        There are a lot of things might cause this.
        Is the css being overridden in the component?
        What specifically is the name of the style in developer tools?
        Screen shots would help.


          I am not sure if it's my editing or my publishing but changes I make have no effect. I have dozens of dialog components that look like:


          The xbasic for this is:

          dim tmpl as p
          tmpl.ComponentName = "m_resources"
          tmpl.ComponentType = "Dialog"
          tmpl.PreCalcMode = "Standard"
          tmpl.GUID = "b145b6bc-a01f-4740-b3ff-7882026dac91"
          tmpl.style_name = "npapnatucket"
          tmpl.flagUseSimpleStyles = .f.
          tmpl.show_row_labels = .t.
          tmpl.fontsize = "Medium"
          tmpl.LayoutColumns = 1
          tmpl.Position_Field_Error_Messages = "Form Header"
          tmpl.SecurityModel = "Group Based"
          tmpl.has_submit_button = .t.
          tmpl.submit_button_label  = "NPAP Resources"
          tmpl.submit_button_inlinestyle = "border-style: solid; border-width: 0; border-color: #be5e00;"
          tmpl.has_reset_button = .f.
          tmpl.Reset_button_label = "Reset"
          tmpl.Reset_button_inlinestyle = ""
          tmpl.button_alignment = "Right"
          tmpl.EditRegion.Dialog.Top = <<%txt%
          tmpl.EditRegion.Dialog.Bottom = <<%txt%
          tmpl.EditRegion.Dialog.Left = <<%txt%
          tmpl.EditRegion.Dialog.Right = <<%txt%
          tmpl.TableInLineStyle = "border-style: solid; border-width: 2px; border-color: #be5e00;"
          tmpl.ValidateBeforeSubmit = .f.
          tmpl.Declarations = ""
 = ""
 = ""
 = ""
 = <<%code%
          tmpl.fields = 1
          DIM tmpl.Variable_Info[tmpl.fields] as P
          with tmpl.Variable_Info[1]
              .Fieldname = "Hidden0"
              .Scope = "Local"
              .Type = "C"
              .Varname = "HIDDEN0"
              .Column.LabelPosition = "Left"
              .Controltype = "Hidden"
              .InitialValue = ""
              .BreakType = "None"
              .nCols = 1
              .Column.Hide = .t.
          end with

          The line tmpl.TableInLineStyle = "border-style: solid; border-width: 2px; border-color: #be5e00;" shows that the color of the text is not defined and I want to change it (for example to red). But I don't want to edit every component but do it via css.
          I inspected the button in chrome and attaching 3 screens that may be useful

          Also the a5w page containing this component contains:
          <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code Start - Will be automatically removed when page is published -->
          <!--CSS for tmpl_m_resources -->
          <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="file:///C:/A5V9/npap/npap.WebProjects/Default.WebProject/css/npapnatucket/style.css">
          <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code End -->

          And when executed online it contains
          [TD]<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/npapnatucket/style.css">[/TD]
          [TD]<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/npapnatucket/components/a5SimpleForm/style.css">[/TD]

          So I am confused if I am even working on the right css file as there are other ones in other folders in the webroot.
          I have added the line for color as
          font-family: tahoma, verdana, arial, helvetica;
          color: #ff0000;
          font-size: 13px;
          using the style builder and by editing the css file with no effect.
          Thanks for your help,
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