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Posted on 2009-05-09
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I have a table with a bunch of controls in it that looks fine on page load, but on any postback the height of the table jumps (taller)

I need the ensure that the table height is LOCKED at 220px
<table id="resTable" style="width: 100%;">
                    <tr>
                        <td class="reservationTextTop" colspan="2">
                            Please Enter Your Booking Dates Below
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Property:
                        </td>
                        <td align="left">
                            <telerik:RadComboBox ID="cmbProperty" runat="server" Skin="Office2007" Width="154px"
                                EnableEmbeddedScripts="False" EnableEmbeddedSkins="False" 
                                AutoPostBack="True">
                                <Items>
                                </Items>
                                <CollapseAnimation Type="OutQuint" Duration="200"></CollapseAnimation>
                            </telerik:RadComboBox>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Arrival Date:
                        </td>
                        <td align="left">
                            <table style="width: 100%;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
                                <tr>
                                    <td>
                                        <telerik:RadDatePicker ID="firstArr" runat="server" Skin="Gray" Width="100px" AutoPostBack="True"
                                            Culture="English (United States)">
                                            <DateInput AutoPostBack="True">
                                            </DateInput>
                                            <Calendar runat="server" UseRowHeadersAsSelectors="False" UseColumnHeadersAsSelectors="False" ViewSelectorText="x"
                                                Skin="Gray" EnableEmbeddedScripts="False" EnableEmbeddedSkins="False">
                                            </Calendar>
                                            <DatePopupButton ImageUrl="" HoverImageUrl=""></DatePopupButton>
                                        </telerik:RadDatePicker>
                                    </td>
                                    <td align="center" valign="middle">
                                        <asp:Label ID="lblArrDate" runat="server" CssClass="occ" Width="60px" ></asp:Label>
                                    </td>
                            </table>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Depart Date:
                        </td>
                        <td align="left">
                            <table style="width: 100%;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
                                <tr>
                                    <td>
                                        <telerik:RadDatePicker ID="firstDep" runat="server" Skin="Gray" Width="100px" 
                                            AutoPostBack="True" Culture="English (United States)">
                                            <DateInput AutoPostBack="True">
                                            </DateInput>
                                            <Calendar runat="server" UseRowHeadersAsSelectors="False" UseColumnHeadersAsSelectors="False" ViewSelectorText="x"
                                                Skin="Gray" EnableEmbeddedScripts="False" EnableEmbeddedSkins="False">
                                            </Calendar>
                                            <DatePopupButton ImageUrl="" HoverImageUrl=""></DatePopupButton>
                                        </telerik:RadDatePicker>
                                    </td>
                                    <td align="center" valign="middle">
                                        <asp:Label ID="lblDepDate" runat="server" CssClass="occ"  Width="60px"></asp:Label>
                                    </td>
                            </table>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Num Nights:
                        </td>
                        <td class="occ" align="left">
                            <asp:Label ID="lblNights" runat="server" CssClass="occ"></asp:Label>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Occ/Room:
                        </td>
                        <td class="occ" align="left">
                            <asp:DropDownList ID="occA" runat="server" Style="font-size: 10px" TabIndex="4">
                            </asp:DropDownList>
                            Adults
                            <asp:DropDownList ID="occC" runat="server" Style="font-size: 10px" TabIndex="5">
                            </asp:DropDownList>
                            Children
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td width="72px" class="reservationText">
                            Num Rooms:
                        </td>
                        <td align="left">
                            <asp:DropDownList ID="numRooms" runat="server" Style="font-size: 10px" TabIndex="5">
                            </asp:DropDownList>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td colspan="2" align="center" valign="middle">
                            <asp:Button ID="btnRequest" runat="server" Text="Check Availability/Book Now" CssClass="reservationBtn" />
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td colspan="2" align="center" class="reservationTextBottom">
                            <a href="reservationsAmend.aspx" style="text-decoration: none;" class="reservationTextBottom">
                                Ammend/Cancel reservation</a>
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </table>

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by:raja_ind82
ID: 24343784
Please see the sample code

Cheers,
M.Raja
        <div width="100">
             <table style="table-layout:fixed;word-wrap: break-word" border=1>
               <tr>
                 <td>Header1</td><td>Header1</td><td>Header1</td><td>Header1</td><td>Header4</td>
                 <td>Header2</td>
                 <td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header3</td><td>Header10</td>
               </tr>
             </table>
           </div>

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by:Bane83
ID: 24343811
Add a set height to the style of the table:

<table id="resTable" style="width: 100%; height: 220px;">
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by:lrbrister
ID: 24343833
Bane83
I set the height but on postback the height is jumping 26px taller
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by:abel
ID: 24343858
@raja: you cannot set the width of a <div> using that syntax. Neither fill table-layout:fixed help fix the height of the table, it only influences the way the columns are laid out (and it requires the widths of the columns in the first row to work)

To fix  table height, you cannot do that on the table, because a table will always try to show you all its contents. On any other block-level element, the overflow:hidden (or scroll) and the height together will make it a fixed height. For a table, you can do that by setting the display:block, but that only works on compliant browsers (FF and OP render it correctly, IE7 and IE8 do not).

If you indeed want to fix the visible part of the table to a certain height, what you need is a div around it, which will make it working on either browser (to show the effect I made the lineheight higher):


    <div width="100" style="overflow:hidden;height:220px;">
        <table style="line-height:3em;">
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 1</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 2</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 3</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 4</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 5</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>hello world 6</td>
            </tr>
        </table>
    </div>

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abel earned 2000 total points
ID: 24343867
as you can see, the table is cut-off in the midst of the "hello world 5". I'm sure that's not your intend, but it illustrates the idea.

Why your layout is different on postback then on first load likely has todo with some other issues than merely fixing the layout with CSS. But for that, we need to see more of your code and/or the running page online. Using CSS to keep the table fixed is a crude method, but it will work.

If you want scrollbars, you can change the overflow:hidden above into overflow:scroll.
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by:abel
abel earned 2000 total points
ID: 24343884
lol, I see now that I copied the width="100" from the original answer by raja (I always try my assumptions before I post). Ignore that, please. Here's the same code, fixed and changed to allow scrolling (again, just to show you the possibilities, this time with overflow:auto and a fixed width):


<div style="overflow:auto;height:220px;width:150px;">
    <table style="line-height:3em;">
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 1</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 2</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 3</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 4</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 5</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td>hello world 6</td>
        </tr>
    </table>
</div>

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by:lrbrister
ID: 31579760
abel,
  You're right.  I CAN fix it but there are other issues going on inside the page.

Using your code and adjusting things here and there I was able to accomplish what I needed.

At some point I'm going to HAVE to resolve the actula problem..without manipulating the table.
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by:abel
ID: 24344066
you're welcome, glad it helped :)
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