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Posted on 2009-04-07
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Hi experts,

I am developing a project in ASP.NET using Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition. I have a tab menu which works perfect. I would like for a tab to stay orange while on the page that the tab links to. For example, when on Default.aspx, I would like Home tab to be highlighted. Is there any way to do that? I am using Master page. It would be easy if I didn't.

Please use IE to look at this page. It doesn't display quite right in FF.

http://www.titanmusicstore.com

Thank you.
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iDeej earned 500 total points
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in the home page you could give the body tag an id="home" and then give all your tabs id's as well E.G. id="tabHome"

The write this CSS

#home #tabhome {
  background: /*set to orange background*/;
}

because the home page is the only page that has id = home in the body tag it is the only page that this style will effect.

You can then go and do it with all other pages <body id="catalog"> for the catalog page etc.

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by:Ramanhp
ID: 24092257
<style>
span.col2 {
        margin-left: 10em;
 width:100px;
}
 
span.col3 {
        margin-left: 10em; width:100px;
 
}
 
span.col4 {
        margin-left: 10em; width:100px;
 
}
 
 
div.row {
overflow: auto;
font-weight: bold;
width: 100%;
float: left;
padding-top: 5px;
padding-left: 0px;
padding-bottom: 5px;
padding-right: 0px
}
</style>
 
<div class="row">                      
Item One                        
<span class="col2">
Item Two
</span>
<span class="col3">
Item Three
</span>
<span class="col4">                            
Item Four
</span>
</div>
                       
<div class="row">
Item Five                      
<span class="col2">                    
Item Six                                                
</span>
<span class="col3">
Item Seven
</span>
<span  class="col4">                    
Item Eight
</span>
</div>
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by:Ramanhp
ID: 24092267
oh sorry, please ignore my reply, got pasted in the wrong window

Thanks
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by:RealSnaD
ID: 24092303
Thank you! But I have a master page. I don't have body tags on each page. Just on the master page.
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by:iDeej
ID: 24092532
I've not used ASP but is there a way you can dynamically set an id to a containing element or set class="tabOn" in a li of you navigation?
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by:RealSnaD
ID: 24093666
This is my first website in ASP .NET. I don't know :) I'll continue researching.
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by:RealSnaD
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iDeej, thanks man! I figured out how to assign id's dynamically and used CSS that you provided. It works. Check it out :)
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by:RealSnaD
ID: 31567778
Great solution!
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