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Hi,

  I am wondering if there is anyway to create a div layer "sticky".  It is kind of like how Excel and OpenOffice have the ability to "freeze panes".  To put it in perspective, I want to have column headings that not only stay there when you scroll down on the content layer, but if you scroll horizontally, then the column titles scroll to match the content columns.

  Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks
Ben

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by:seanpowell
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I have this example set up that scrolls table elements within div's - is this what you're looking for?

http://www.pdgmedia.com/ee/scrolling.html

Thanks,
Sean
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by:bptacek
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Yes, but your's only works in IE.  I actually have a solution in progress.  I found it from here:

http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/123/2002/1/50/7620362/

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No problem Ben - I just wanted to find out if we were talking about the same thing.
If you have a solution, do you want me to delete the question?

If yes, just post back and I'll do it immediately for you.
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by:bptacek
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Actually I did just get it working... thanks for the post seanpowell.  Here were my results if anyone was interested(its in coldfusion, but one should be to translate):
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<script language="javascript">
function onScroll()
{
      var oEl = document.getElementById("bodysection");
      var oEl2 = document.getElementById("lefth");
      var oEl3 = document.getElementById("toph");
      oEl2.scrollTop = oEl.scrollTop;
      oEl3.scrollLeft = oEl.scrollLeft;
}
      
if(document.all != null){
var W=document.body.offsetWidth-330;
var WT=W-17;
var str='<style type="text/css">';
str+='#toph {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width:'+WT+'px; visibility:visible; overflow:hidden;}';
str+='#bodysection {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width:'+W+'px; height:307px; visibility:visible; clip:rect(auto auto 307px auto); overflow:auto;}';
str+='</style>';
document.write(str);
}else if((navigator.appName == 'Netscape' || navigator.appName == 'Mozilla')){
var W=self.window.innerWidth-330;
var WT=W-17;
var str='<style type="text/css">';
str+='#toph {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width:'+WT+'px; visibility:visible; overflow:hidden;}';
str+='#bodysection {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width::'+W+'px; height:307px; visibility:visible; clip:rect(auto auto 307px auto); overflow:auto;}';
str+='</style>';
document.write(str);
}else{
var str='<style type="text/css">';
str+='#toph {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width:960px; visibility:visible; overflow:hidden;}';
str+='#bodysection {background-color:transparent; top:0px; left:0px; position:relative; width:977px; height:307px; visibility:visible; clip:rect(auto auto 307px auto); overflow:auto;}';
str+='</style>';
document.write(str);
}
</script>
<!--- set the left table width --->
<cfset ltbl_width = "120">
<!--- set the cell widths --->
<cfset lcell_width1 = "10">
<cfset lcell_width2 = "25">
<cfset lcell_width3 = "85">

<!--- set the main table width --->
<cfset tbl_width = "2000">
<!--- set the cells width of the main table --->
<cfset cell_width1 = "300">
<cfset cell_width2 = "200">
<cfset cell_width3 = "200">
<cfset cell_width4 = "200">
<cfset cell_width5 = "200">
<cfset cell_width6 = "175">
<cfset cell_width7 = "175">
<cfset cell_width8 = "175">
<cfset cell_width9 = "175">
<cfset cell_width10 = "200">
<style>
#lefth, #lefth2 {
      background-color: transparent;
      top: 0px;
      left: 0px;
      position: relative;
      width: 100%;
      height: 290px;
      visibility: visible;
      z-index : 2;
      clip: rect(auto,auto,290px,auto);
      overflow : hidden;
}
/*
#toph {
      background-color: transparent;
      top: 0px;
      left: 0px;
      position: relative;
      width: 983px;
      visibility: visible;
      overflow : hidden;
}
#bodysection {
      background-color: transparent;
      top: 0px;
      left: 0px;
      position: relative;
      width: 977px;
      height: 307px;
      visibility: visible;
      clip: rect(auto auto 307px auto);
      overflow : auto;
}*/
</style>
<table width="100%"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <td width="15%" valign="top">
                  <table width="<cfoutput>#ltbl_width#</cfoutput>"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                  <cfoutput>
                  <tr>
                    <td width="#lcell_width1#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;</td>
                    <td width="#lcell_width2#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;</td>
                    <td width="#lcell_width3#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Shipper##</strong></td>
                  </tr>
                  </cfoutput>
                  <tr>
                    <td colspan="13" class="bord-solid-bottom"><img src="../../../../themes/default/images/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"></td>
                    </tr>
                  </table>
      </td>
    <td width="85%" valign="top">
            <div id="toph">
                  <table width="<cfoutput>#tbl_width#</cfoutput>"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                  <cfoutput>
                  <tr>
                    <td width="#cell_width1#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>Carrier</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width2#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>Pro ##</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width3#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>ShipDate</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width4#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>PO ##</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width5#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>BenchAmt</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width6#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>BilledAmt</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width7#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>CorrectAmt</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width8#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>NetPay</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width9#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;<strong>Shipper ##</strong></td>
                    <td width="#cell_width10#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;</td>
                  </tr>
                  </cfoutput>
                  <tr>
                    <td colspan="13" class="bord-solid-bottom"><img src="../../../../themes/default/images/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"></td>
                    </tr>
                  </table>
            </div>
      </td>
  </tr>
<tr>
    <td valign="top">
            <div id="lefth">
            <table width="<cfoutput>#ltbl_width#</cfoutput>"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                  <cfoutput query="reportresults">
                        <tr bgcolor="###iif(currentrow MOD 2,DE('ffffff'),DE('efefef'))#">
                          <td width="#lcell_width1#" class="order-main-text"><div align="center"><strong>#currentrow#</strong></div></td>
                          <td width="#lcell_width2#" class="order-main-text"><input type="checkbox" name="receiptids" value="#receiptID#" checked></td>
                          <td width="#lcell_width3#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#orderID#</td>
                        </tr>
                  </cfoutput>
                  </table>
            </div>
      </td>
    <td valign="top">
            <div id="bodysection" onScroll="onScroll();">
            <table width="<cfoutput>#tbl_width#</cfoutput>"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
                  <cfoutput query="reportresults">
                        <tr bgcolor="###iif(currentrow MOD 2,DE('ffffff'),DE('efefef'))#">
                          <td width="#cell_width1#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#carrier_name#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width2#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#client_pronum#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width3#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#DateFormat(date_pudate,'yyyy-mm-dd')#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width4#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#client_refnum#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width5#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#DollarFormat(client_amtbill)#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width6#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#DollarFormat(client_corpay)#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width7#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;#DollarFormat(client_netpay)#</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width8#" class="order-main-text">&nbsp;</td>
                          <td width="#cell_width9#" class="order-main-text"><input type="checkbox" name="receiptids" value="#receiptID#" checked></td>
                          <td width="#cell_width10#" class="order-main-text"><div align="center"><strong>#currentrow#</strong></div></td>
                        </tr>
                  </cfoutput>
                  </table>
            </div>
      </td>
  </tr>
</table>
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Ben
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Okay, I'll PAQ the question and refund your points to you :-)

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