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Blue outline around disabled widgets is inconsistent

Posted on 2006-07-10
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Hi!

When you disable a textbox on a Windows form, the background goes to gray and the outline remains blue. For other widgets such as ComboBoxes and CheckBoxes though, the outline disappears. This makes a form look a little "unkempt". Does anyone know how to either dump the blue outline in a TextBox, or enable the blue outline for other widgets? We can go either way, it just needs to be consistent. Thanks!
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Question by:TravisMS
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by:bpmurray
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If there's a blue border around the input box, you can remove it using styles. You can do it per component:
   <input type="text" style="border-width:0;" ...

Alternatively, you can set it in the styles section, where it'll change ALL input elements, not just text:
<style type="text/css">
      input {
            border-width:0;
            border-width:0;
      }
</style>
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Actually, it should be restricted to disabled input elements:
<style type="text/css">
     input:disabled {
          border-width:0;
     }
</style>
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by:TravisMS
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This is a Windows form project though, not an ASP form. Is there anyway to do this in a Windows app?

Thanks!
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bpmurray earned 125 total points
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As far as I know, this has to be done atthe individual control level. I know you can set the margins - I think the default is 3 - but if you set the control's BackColor, you can adjust the style. I don't know if that will resolve the issue, but I've never run into this before.

Hope this helps a little.
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