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I have a dropdown that I want to change to another style. Black borders, black background, different arrow and so on.. how do i find an easy way for this? Thank's in advanced.

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by:Pravin Asar
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Easier way is change the style class

Here is sample code.


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
		<title>Toggle Style for Select/Dropdown - Pravin Asar</title>
		<style type="text/css">
			select.one {
	background-color: #4499dd;
	font-size: 20px;
	border: none;
	width: 400px;
	}
	select.two {
	background-color: #dd9944;
	font-size: 30px;
	color: #ffffff;
	width: 200px;
}	
</style>
<script language="JavaScript">
	function ToggleClass() {
		if (document.getElementById('select1')) {
			if (document.getElementById('select1').className.match('one')) {
				document.getElementById('select1').className = 'two';
			}
			else {
				document.getElementById('select1').className = 'one';
				
			};
		}
	}
</script>
</head>
	<body>
		<a href="#" onclick="ToggleClass();">Toggle Style for Dropdown/ComboBox</a>
		<div>
			<select id="select1" class="one">
				<option value="1">Option Value 1</option>
				<option value="2">Option Value 2</option>
				<option value="3">Option Value 3</option>
			</select>
		</div>
	</body>
</html>

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Pravin Asar earned 1200 total points
ID: 24807587
If you want to do this with  Jquery,

look at following code.


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
        <title>Jquery : Simple Class Toggle Example </title>
		<style type="text/css">
			select.one {
				background-color: #4499dd;
				font-size: 20px;
				border: none;
				width: 400px;
			}
			select.two {
                background-color: #dd9944;                
                font-size: 30px;                
                color:#ffffff;
                width:200px;
                }				
		</style>
		<script language="JavaScript" src="lib/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js">
		</script>
    </head>
    <body>
		<a href="#" onclick="$('#select1').toggleClass('two');">Toggle Style for Dropdown/ComboBox</a>
		<div>
			<select id="select1" class="one">
				<option value="1">Option Value 1</option>
				<option value="2">Option Value 2</option>
				<option value="3">Option Value 3</option>
			</select>
		</div>
		
    </body>
</html>

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