Changing the look and feel of a textbox

Is there a way I can make a textbox have no borders and have the same color as the background. I cannot change it to a label since I have some javascript which runs on the client which changes the values inthe textbox without making a round trip to the server for updates.

I would appreciate some syntax if possible. Thanks
rianAsked:
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knightEknightCommented:
you mean something like this?

junk56.htm:<input type="text" style="BACKGROUND:#000000;COLOR:#FFFFFF;border-color:#000000;" value="" />
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knightEknightCommented:
oops, remove the first part -- "junk56.htm:"
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seanpowellCommented:
Depending on the color of your background:

If it's white -
<input type="text" name="mytextbox" size="20" style="border:1px solid #FFFFFF;">
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knightEknightCommented:
... and ofcourse, give the input a name.
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rianAuthor Commented:
Can I read a CSS file and read the values from there.
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seanpowellCommented:
Yes:

<style type="text/css">
<!--
input.mytext { border:1px solid #FFFFFF; }
//-->
</style>

<form>
<input type="text" name="mytextbox" size="20" class="mytext">
</form>
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seanpowellCommented:
>> and read the values from there.
I thought you were using JS for the values?
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rianAuthor Commented:
No. I am using a CSS. I am using JS to update the value inside the text box based on other input changes.
  <LINK REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" HREF="../include/m_style.css">

      <TR>
        <TD ALIGN="right" VALIGN="top"><DIV CLASS="clsTCAPTION">Spool Length:</DIV></TD>
        <TD ALIGN="left" VALIGN="top"><DIV CLASS="clsCONTENT"><INPUT TYPE="text" READONLY ID="SPLEN" NAME="SPLEN" VALUE="0" SIZE="10" > in</DIV></TD>
      </TR>
      <TR>

I tried changing the background color is the style sheet and it was still white in color inside the text box. Let me try again.
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seanpowellCommented:
You need to use the class attribute.

<INPUT TYPE="text" READONLY Class="SPLEN" ID="SPLEN" NAME="SPLEN" VALUE="0" SIZE="10" >

<style type="text/css">
<!--
input.SPLEN { background-color:#000000; border:1px solid #000000; }
//-->
</style>

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ZontarCommented:
No need to use nested divs there --

<td class="clsTCAPTION">...</td>

should do the same thing if your CSS is written correctly.
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dushpatCommented:
add this CSS in your page.


<head>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
.textbox { font-family:
Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 9px; color: #000000; border-style:
none; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px;
background: transperant; border-left-width: 0px}
}
-->
</style>
</head>


<body>
<form>
<input  name="test" value="" type="text" size="14" class="textbox">
</form>
</body>
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dushpatCommented:
Hi rian

My answer is the best because with your accepted answer you can make textfield's background and border black.
and font color white.

but with my answer you can make background transperant and border is none(means border=0).
That is perfect for your requirement.

for that first you just define style sheet at top and apply it as class="textbox"

<head>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
.textbox { font-family:
Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 9px; color: #000000; border-style:
none; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px;
background: transperant; border-left-width: 0px}
}
-->
</style>
</head>


<body>
<form>
<input  name="test" value="" type="text" size="14" class="textbox">
</form>
</body>
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rianAuthor Commented:
Dushpat, I do agree that your answer was the best.And I wish I can give you the credit. However, I had a time constraint to solve this problem and knight's answer solved my issue promptly. I do promise I will make it up with future questions. I am a novice in html.
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seanpowellCommented:
Just FYI, your style tag is much longer than it needs to be and you have an error in your code:

Assuming the fonts are set in higher level elements...

.textbox { border-style: none; background: transparent; }

Also, you need to spell transperant as transparent. Only IE will forgive the spelling mistake.

Thanks,
GM
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