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Formview - unable to position certain controls on RHS using CSS

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:38 PM

Hi folks

I have a Formview control on a aspx page that has a number of controls.

When I am in insert mode (<InsertItemTemplate>), the various controls are under each other by default.

What I am wanting to do is to have certain controls on the right side opposite semi-equivalent controls on the LHS (basically "normal address" fields on the LHS and "mail address" fields on the RHS opposite the equivalent "normal" fields) eg Address 1 on LHS Mail Address 1 opposite.

To clarify, I have the following fields on the <InsertItemTemplate>:

        <InsertItemTemplate>
            Family Name:
            <asp:TextBox ID="FamilyNameTextBox" runat="server" CssClass=".right"
                Text='<%# Bind("FamilyName") %>' />
            <br />
            Address 1:
            <asp:TextBox ID="Address1TextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("Address1") %>' />
            <br />
            Address 2:
            <asp:TextBox ID="Address2TextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("Address2") %>' />
            <br />
            Suburb:
            <asp:TextBox ID="SuburbTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Suburb") %>' />
            <br />
            Post Code:
            <asp:TextBox ID="PostCodeTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("PostCode") %>' />
            <br />
            State:
            <asp:TextBox ID="StateTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("State") %>' />
            <br />
            Country:
            <asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownCountry" runat="server" 
                DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" DataTextField="Country" DataValueField="Country"

                SelectedValue='<%# Bind("Country") %>'>
            </asp:DropDownList>
            <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" 
                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:SamaritansPurseTasConnectionString %>"

                SelectCommand="SELECT * FROM [vwCountryListByCountry]"></asp:SqlDataSource>
            <br />
            Mail Address 1:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailAddress1TextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailAddress1") %>' />
            <br />
            Mail Address 2:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailAddress2TextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailAddress2") %>' />
            <br />
            Mail Suburb:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailSuburbTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailSuburb") %>' />
            <br />
            Mail Post Code:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailPostCodeTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailPostCode") %>' />
            <br />
            Mail State:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailStateTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailState") %>' />
            <br />
            Mail Country:
            <asp:TextBox ID="MailCountryTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("MailCountry") %>' />
            <br />
            Home Phone:
            <asp:TextBox ID="HomePhoneTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("HomePhone") %>' />
            <br />
            Email:
            <asp:TextBox ID="EmailTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Email") %>' />
            <br />
            Note:
            <asp:TextBox ID="NoteTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Note") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:LinkButton ID="InsertButton" runat="server" CausesValidation="True" 
                CommandName="Insert" Text="Insert" />
            &nbsp;<asp:LinkButton ID="InsertCancelButton" runat="server" 
                CausesValidation="False" CommandName="Cancel" Text="Cancel" />
        </InsertItemTemplate>



I have the following code at the top of the page:

[indent]<%@ Page Language="vb" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeBehind="FamilyAddNew.aspx.vb" Inherits="SamaritansPurseTasAdmin.FamilyAddNew" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Families</title>
    <link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" href="Styles/FamilyStyleSheetInsUpd.css" />
</head>[/indent]



by default, when I initially created the page it referenced a css file named "Site.css". what I did was to create a new css file named "FamilyStyleSheetInsUpd.css"

Then I simply copied the code from Styles.css to "FamilyStyleSheetInsUpd.css" and edited it by adding a new style called ".right" with the following code:

.right
{
    position: relative;
    right: 100%;
}



Then, as an experiment I applied that style to the FamilyNameTextBox by adding an entry CssClass=".right"

Unfortunately, it didn't work, the text box is still in its original position.

the updated css file is as follows (note the new entry is at the end):

/* DEFAULTS
----------------------------------------------------------*/

body   
{
    background: #b6b7bc;
    font-size: .80em;
    font-family: "Helvetica Neue", "Lucida Grande", "Segoe UI", Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    color: #696969;
}

a:link, a:visited
{
    color: #034af3;
}

a:hover
{
    color: #1d60ff;
    text-decoration: none;
}

a:active
{
    color: #034af3;
}

p
{
    margin-bottom: 10px;
    line-height: 1.6em;
}


/* HEADINGS   
----------------------------------------------------------*/

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6
{
    font-size: 1.5em;
    color: #666666;
    font-variant: small-caps;
    text-transform: none;
    font-weight: 200;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
}

h1
{
    font-size: 1.6em;
    padding-bottom: 0px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
}

h2
{
    font-size: 1.5em;
    font-weight: 600;
}

h3
{
    font-size: 1.2em;
}

h4
{
    font-size: 1.1em;
}

h5, h6
{
    font-size: 1em;
}

/* this rule styles <h1> and <h2> tags that are the 
first child of the left and right table columns */
.rightColumn > h1, .rightColumn > h2, .leftColumn > h1, .leftColumn > h2
{
    margin-top: 0px;
}


/* PRIMARY LAYOUT ELEMENTS   
----------------------------------------------------------*/

.page
{
    width: 960px;
    background-color: #fff;
    margin: 20px auto 0px auto;
    border: 1px solid #496077;
}

.header
{
    position: relative;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    background: #4b6c9e;
    width: 100%;
}

.header h1
{
    font-weight: 700;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px 0px 0px 20px;
    color: #f9f9f9;
    border: none;
    line-height: 2em;
    font-size: 2em;
}

.main
{
    padding: 0px 12px;
    margin: 12px 8px 8px 8px;
    min-height: 420px;
}

.leftCol
{
    padding: 6px 0px;
    margin: 12px 8px 8px 8px;
    width: 200px;
    min-height: 200px;
}

.footer
{
    color: #4e5766;
    padding: 8px 0px 0px 0px;
    margin: 0px auto;
    text-align: center;
    line-height: normal;
}


/* TAB MENU   
----------------------------------------------------------*/

div.hideSkiplink
{
    background-color:#3a4f63;
    width:100%;
}

div.menu
{
    padding: 4px 0px 4px 8px;
}

div.menu ul
{
    list-style: none;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    width: auto;
}

div.menu ul li a, div.menu ul li a:visited
{
    background-color: #465c71;
    border: 1px #4e667d solid;
    color: #dde4ec;
    display: block;
    line-height: 1.35em;
    padding: 4px 20px;
    text-decoration: none;
    white-space: nowrap;
}

div.menu ul li a:hover
{
    background-color: #bfcbd6;
    color: #465c71;
    text-decoration: none;
}

div.menu ul li a:active
{
    background-color: #465c71;
    color: #cfdbe6;
    text-decoration: none;
}

/* FORM ELEMENTS   
----------------------------------------------------------*/

fieldset
{
    margin: 1em 0px;
    padding: 1em;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

fieldset p 
{
    margin: 2px 12px 10px 10px;
}

fieldset.login label, fieldset.register label, fieldset.changePassword label
{
    display: block;
}

fieldset label.inline 
{
    display: inline;
}

legend 
{
    font-size: 1.1em;
    font-weight: 600;
    padding: 2px 4px 8px 4px;
}

input.textEntry 
{
    width: 320px;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

input.passwordEntry 
{
    width: 320px;
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

div.accountInfo
{
    width: 42%;
}

/* MISC  
----------------------------------------------------------*/

.clear
{
    clear: both;
}

.title
{
    display: block;
    float: left;
    text-align: left;
    width: auto;
}

.loginDisplay
{
    font-size: 1.1em;
    display: block;
    text-align: right;
    padding: 10px;
    color: White;
}

.loginDisplay a:link
{
    color: white;
}

.loginDisplay a:visited
{
    color: white;
}

.loginDisplay a:hover
{
    color: white;
}

.failureNotification
{
    font-size: 1.2em;
    color: Red;
}

.bold
{
    font-weight: bold;
}

.submitButton
{
    text-align: right;
    padding-right: 10px;
}
/* RIGHT COLUMN
--------------------------------------------------------*/

.right
{
    position: relative;
    right: 100%;
}



I have tried changing the position and right entries, but those changes don't seem to have any effect, I have also dome some digging on the w3schools web site to no avail.

If somebody could throw some light on the subject I would really appreciate it.

Kind regards and blessings

Ross

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