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Hi, I have a page where rows are returned from a db.  The user can choose to add a new media field, which calls a javascript function.  This function displays a new row beneath the returned data rows from the db.

I am having difficulty getting it to line up correctly, with the Browse button and the Delete button.  Just need to get it tidied up a bit; that is all!  

Here is a snippet of the code inside the display portion of the page

 
<li id="row_9">
							<input type="hidden" name="type_9" value="text">
							<span class="txtbox1"><input type="text" name="name_9" value="CLINICAL AFFILIATION"></span>					
							<span class="txtbox1"><input type="text" name="value_9" size=60 value="Smith Northview Hospital?"></span> 
<input type="button" class="btn1" onClick="javascript:removeRow(9)"  value="Delete">
						</li>
						
						<li id="row_10">
							<input type="hidden" name="type_10" value="text">
							<span class="txtbox1"><input type="text" name="name_10" value="CLINICAL AFFILIATION"></span>					
							<span class="txtbox1"><input type="text" name="value_10" size=60 value="Tallahassee Community Hospital"></span> 
<input type="button" class="btn1" onClick="javascript:removeRow(10)"  value="Delete">
						</li>
						
						
							
				
					
				
             </div>
             <!--endeditoverview-->
 
	
       </div>
	<!--endmain-->
			
					
		<input type="hidden" id="maxFieldCount" name="maxFieldCount" value="10">
 
<div style="width: 100%; text-align: center">
	<input type="button" class="btn2" value="Add a New Text Field" onClick="addTextRow()"> 
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
	<input type="button" class="btn2" value="Add a New Media Field" onClick="addMediaRow()">	    
<br/><br/>

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Here is the javascript function which writes the row dynamically when the client clicks on the "Add a New Media Field" button.  


 
function addMediaRow() {
		var fieldCount = $('#maxFieldCount').val();
		++fieldCount;
		var newRowData = 	"<li id=\"row_"+fieldCount+"\">"+"<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"type_"+fieldCount+"\" value=\"media\">"+"<span class=\"txtbox1\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"name_"+fieldCount+"\" value=\"Field Name\"></span>"+"<span><input type=\"file\" name=\"value_"+fieldCount+"\" size=30 style=\"line-height: 14px\" value=\"Browse\"><input type=\"button\" class=\"btn1\" onClick=\"javascript:removeRow("+fieldCount+")\" value=\"Delete\"></span>"+"</li>";
		$('#row_'+(fieldCount-1)).after(newRowData);
		$('#maxFieldCount').val( fieldCount );
	}

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And how it looks and how it should look:
 this is how it currently displays this is how I want it to look--or close to it style.css
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Question by:trman
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Shahzad Fateh Ali earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

You have closed you <span/> after Delete button, close it just after file input. I  have attached the corrected code.
function addMediaRow() {
		var fieldCount = $('#maxFieldCount').val();
		++fieldCount;
		var newRowData = 	"<li id=\"row_"+fieldCount+"\">"+"<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"type_"+fieldCount+"\" value=\"media\">"+"<span class=\"txtbox1\"><input type=\"text\" name=\"name_"+fieldCount+"\" value=\"Field Name\"></span>"+"<span><input type=\"file\" name=\"value_"+fieldCount+"\" size=30 style=\"line-height: 14px\" value=\"Browse\"></span><input type=\"button\" class=\"btn1\" onClick=\"javascript:removeRow("+fieldCount+")\" value=\"Delete\">"+"</li>";
		$('#row_'+(fieldCount-1)).after(newRowData);
		$('#maxFieldCount').val( fieldCount );
	}

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by:hexer4u
ID: 35016671
I would also suggest you do a CSS hack to get rid of that UGLY browse button and replace it with something nicer.

Basically inside a wrapper <div> you add the <input type="file">, and set the opacity of the input to 0, and the background of the wrapper to be like a button. That way the user will still click the input but will think he's clicking the button (which is not there)
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by:trman
ID: 35018090
hi shahzadfatehali:

I tried the code you suggested. In FF it almost works, but the Delete button covers the Browse button part way. In IE, the Delete button shows up, but no sign of the Browse button or field where the file goes.

Any thoughts??
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by:Shahzad Fateh Ali
ID: 35024581
Well in your case you can easily rid of it using div based columns structure inside <li />
like

<li><div>Column 1<div><div> Column 2</div>.....</li>
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