Text Color

Posted on 2003-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Dear Experts,

I have a dynamic field that will be either High, Medium or low. Need to know how to change the text color based on the value. High=Red, Medium=Black, Low=Yellow.

Best regards,
Question by:aj10101
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Accepted Solution

anandkp earned 200 total points
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<cfset dynamic_field_value = "High"> <!--- this variable is set dynamically based on ur code ... i am assuming the value to be set as high for this example --->

<font face="verdana" size="2" color="<cfif comparenocase(dynamic_field_value,'high') eq 0>red<cfelseif comparenocase(dynamic_field_value,'medium') eq 0>black<cfelse>yellow</cfif>">


let me know


PS : u can also use CFSWITCH CASE - if ur comfortable using it.
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Expert Comment

ID: 9846861
I was thinking more like something simpler like

<cfparam name="priority" default="medium"> <!--- you can leave this out if you don't need a default --->

<style type="text/css">
.high {
      color: #FF0000;
.medium {
      color: #000000;
.low {
      color: yellow;

<span class="#priority#">Your text</span>
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Expert Comment

by:Renante Entera
ID: 9847049
You can also have it this way :

<cfparam name="txtcolor" default="red">
<cfparam name="dynamicfld default"High">

<cfswitch expression="#dynamicfld#">
  <cfcase value="Medium">
    <cfset txtcolor="black">
  <cfcase value="Low">
    <cfset txtcolor="yellow">

  <input type="text" name="textfield" value="#dynamicfld#" style="font color:#txtcolor#;">

The value of the textfield will depend on the value being set to the parameter "dynamicfld".

eNTRANCE2002 :-)
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Expert Comment

ID: 9881724
hello ???

Author Comment

ID: 9883254

thanks for the help.

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