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Using CSS to set image source

Posted on 2008-06-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Instead of hardcoding the image into an img tag, I would like to have the image defined in a stylesheet and pull it from there.  How do I go about it?

<td id= 'a' ><img id='b' src ="images/image.jpg;"></td>
Question by:witgrefe
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Expert Comment

ID: 21757997
create css class with the following properity
background-image: url (location of the image);

use background-repeat: no-repeat; to just show it once.
you will need to set a width and hieght for the class to show the image.

Author Comment

ID: 21758072
would this be correct?:
.currentImage {
background-image: url (location of the image);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
height: 20px;
width: 20px;

Expert Comment

ID: 21758089
if the image size is 20px then yes

Author Comment

ID: 21758128
If I don't know the image size can I just leave out the width and height attributes to have the image rendered at its actual dimensions?

Accepted Solution

bolt81 earned 50 total points
ID: 22272011
sorry this isn't the case when using a backgroup image. you need to set a size and it will only show what part of the image fits into that size

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