Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


ValidationSummary alignment

Posted on 2004-09-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
hi all
i am tring to align the ValidationSummary to center of page but i could't find any such propery?
Question by:sash_he
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 5

Expert Comment

ID: 12127460
Just put your mouse cursor next to the Validation Summary, and align the line (<p> tag) using the toolbar alignment button.  An alternative is to create a CSS Class for the ValidationSummary.  I have done both (depends on the project).

Expert Comment

ID: 12127474
Also, you can implement a <DIV> in the HTML view.  You can set the alignment using any of these methods.

Author Comment

ID: 12127487
i did that it still doest show up in browser
ia m using mozilla browser
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 12127493
how to make  CSS Class ?

Expert Comment

ID: 12127524
In header of page...

text-align: center;

Now just set the CSSClass property of the datagrid to "dgStyle".

Author Comment

ID: 12128223
Nope i am still not getting it in mozilla
however it works fine in IE

Author Comment

ID: 12128494
i have another question is to possible to display some part of errortext message in italic text some in normal text

Expert Comment

ID: 12128913
I just tried it in Mozilla and it worked.  Here is my example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
            <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 7.0">
            <meta name="CODE_LANGUAGE" content="Visual Basic 7.0">
            <meta name="vs_defaultClientScript" content="JavaScript">
            <meta name="vs_targetSchema" content="http://schemas.microsoft.com/intellisense/ie5">
            <style type="text/css">
            .dgStyle { TEXT-ALIGN: center }
      <body MS_POSITIONING="GridLayout">
            <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
                  <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" style="Z-INDEX: 101; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 18px" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                  <asp:TextBox id="TextBox2" style="Z-INDEX: 102; LEFT: 17px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 49px" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                  <asp:TextBox id="TextBox3" style="Z-INDEX: 103; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 81px" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="RequiredFieldValidator1" style="Z-INDEX: 104; LEFT: 184px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 24px" runat="server" ErrorMessage="Fill in textbox 1" ControlToValidate="TextBox1" ToolTip="Fill in textbox 1">!</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="RequiredFieldValidator2" style="Z-INDEX: 105; LEFT: 186px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 54px" runat="server" ErrorMessage="Fill in textbox 2" ControlToValidate="TextBox2" ToolTip="Fill in textbox 2">!</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="RequiredFieldValidator3" style="Z-INDEX: 106; LEFT: 187px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 87px" runat="server" ErrorMessage="Fill in textbox 3" ControlToValidate="TextBox3" ToolTip="Fill in textbox 3">!</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                  <asp:ValidationSummary id="ValidationSummary1" style="Z-INDEX: 107; LEFT: 298px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 13px" runat="server" HeaderText="The following errors have occurred:" CssClass="dgStyle"></asp:ValidationSummary>
                  <asp:Button id="Button1" style="Z-INDEX: 108; LEFT: 219px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 73px" runat="server" Text="Button"></asp:Button>

Accepted Solution

hismightiness earned 200 total points
ID: 12128928
You can do the italic/normal thing simply by putting HTML in your error messages.  For instance, in the ErrorMessage property of your validator put:

This is a <i>required</i> field!

I have also tried this in Mozilla successfully.  I am a regular user and preacher of Mozilla.  I only use other browsers at work.

Author Comment

ID: 12129133
Thanks @hismightiness  for both answers

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes in DotNetNuke module development you want to swap controls within the same module definition.  In doing this DNN (somewhat annoyingly) swaps the Skin and Container definitions to the default admin selections.  To get around this you need t…
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question