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xp silver style buttons everywhere

Posted on 2003-10-27
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I'm am developing a web application and have made some buttons that look similar to the windows xp silver style buttons, my problem is that all through the site we have these nice shiny buttons, but if the user uses a different theme or colouring default buttons look different to our own butons, things like drop down menues, scroll bars etc,
is there a way to specify how all these look on a webpage?
we're only developing for ie 5.5+ at the minute
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by:Brandwood
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are you talking about images or standard buttons, if they are standard buttons then use css style sheets and set the colours that way.
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You can use CSS to change the colors, height, width, border size, etc. of all of the basic controls such as the scrollbars, dropdown menues, listboxes, and command buttons.  

You can also use your own graphics in the place of command buttons, by writing a little bit of javascript.

I hope this helps!
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by:Brandwood
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Isn't that what I just said????
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by:JeffmanII
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Yes, and I was confirming what you said as well as expanding on it.
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by:sshutt
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Thanks guys, I'll look into using css for it next time I'm looking at our interface again
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by:JeffmanII
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Thanks for the points, sshutt.  Good luck with your app!
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by:Brandwood
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Theif!!
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by:JeffmanII
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So, you're saying that I stole the points away from sshutt?  I'm pretty sure (s)he gave me the points out of his/her own free will.

I could be wrong, though.
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by:Brandwood
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no I'm sayin you stole the point off me, are you really that stupid!?!

It was my answer that you kindly repeated, could be wrong though!
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by:JeffmanII
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Ok, dude... let's calm down.  I didn't steal anything from you.  As I said before, I simply confirmed what you said AND expanded on it.  

I wasn't the one that assigned the points.  I honestly wasn't expecing to get any points.  I thought you would get the points since you answered first.  I had no control over where the points went.

Sorry.
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by:Brandwood
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ha ha, I'm only messin wi ya, i'm not bothered really.

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by:JeffmanII
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Ok, good.  Cause I really wasn't trying to piss you off or take anything from you.  I was just tryin to help.

Thanks for clearing that up.

Good luck :)
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