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On a Web Form with lots of RadioButtonLists for "_Y _N _N/A" answers to questions I'm trying to position the RadioButtonLists in a straight column on the right edge of the window.

I have them positioned on the right edge okay like this
<style>
.ToRight{position:absolute; right:10px;}
#container {padding-left:80px; padding-right:50px}
</style>

<asp:RadioButtonList CssClass="ToRight" ID="radTraining6Months" runat="server" RepeatDirection="Horizontal" RepeatLayout="Flow" TabIndex="580">
                        <asp:ListItem>Y</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>N</asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem>N/A</asp:ListItem>
</asp:RadioButtonList>

The whole form is inside a <div id="container"></div>

The problem is that long questions will go to the 50px right edge before wrapping to the next line even if that makes the sentence overlap the RadioButtonList a bit.
I can move the right edge or margin of the questions over more by increasing the padding-right:50px to padding-right:100px or so, but that is not the effect I want.  
I want want the text to wrap when it encounters the RadioButtonList so I can have the margins set to a reasonable width and still not overlap the RadioButtonLists.

I tried setting the margin-left and padding-left style of the RadioButtonList but that had no effect.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
David
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Mark Steggles earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

absolute positioning takes the element out of the flow so it will have no 'relationship/interaction' with the other elements on the page.

You should try floating the radio buttons instead

Steggs
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by:megnin
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Changing it from
<style>
.ToRight{position:absolute; right:10px;}
</style>

to

<style>
.ToRight{float:right}
</style>

causes the RadioButtonLists to appear a one line below the question and some of them to not line up all the way to the right.  I had tried float first.
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by:megnin
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I tried floating the radio buttons, but they moved down to the next line.  That just won't do.  I think that adding a "width" attribute may help.
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