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how to give height to  <select ?

Posted on 2009-06-30
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i am giving style to select but it's not taking the height
.form{height:33px; margin-top:-1px;}
 
.form select{width:199px; height:60px; border-color:#919191; border-width:1px; background-color:#ffffff; border-style:solid; padding-left:12px; padding-top:5px; color:#000000;}
 
 
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<div class="form"><select>
<option selected="selected">select</option>
<option value="Corporate Advisory">Corporate Advisory</option>
<option value="Executive Search">Executive Search</option>
</select>
</div>

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Question by:arunprasher
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by:David H.H.Lee
ID: 24752571
Hi arunprasher,
Just assign the <select>'s size property to 2 and check the different.
eg:
<select size=2>
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by:arunprasher
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here i want to show only one row (select) i just want to increase the height not to show two entries

just (select)  should be thier
(two should not be their)
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by:David H.H.Lee
ID: 24759986
That CSS's height overridden effect may be vary based on different browser and I don't think I.e is support that changes. Probably you need to build custom control that similar to <select> control using some components like <div> or <span> combine with client script such as javascript, then you can adjust the control's height easily. But, this may consume a lot of efforts to do that.  
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 24770406
arunpasher,

xcom is correct: "I don't think [IE] is support that changes."

You can't apply a height to a <select> as IE won't render it.  Firefox will, but no browser will show two options for a drop-down...it goes against the HTML specs.



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David H.H.Lee earned 250 total points
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The closer/simpliest solution is using existing <select> control and set its height as preferred. Then, use some client script to make it run as single selection using <select> control.
<select multiple style="height:76px" onchange="javascript:onlyone
 
(this);">
<option>1</option>
<option>2</option>
<option>3</option>
<option>4</option>
<option>5</option>
</select>
 
<script>
function onlyone(obj){
 var intTotal=0;
 
for(i=0;i<obj.length;i++){
   if(intTotal>=1){
     obj[i].selected=false;
   }
 
   if(obj[i].selected){
     intTotal+=1;
   }
 }
}
</script>

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by:Jason C. Levine
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x_com,

What is that code supposed to do?
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