make same size of textbox and TD

Posted on 2011-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Id liek the textbox size same as the width and height  of teh TD. How is taht done in HTML or CSS?
Question by:zachvaldez
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Expert Comment

by:Tom Beck
ID: 36543394
<td style="width:300px;height:75px"><input type="text" style="width:100%;height:100%" /></td>

The textbox will fill the 300 x 75 pixel TD, textbox borders will overflow however.
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Expert Comment

by:Tom Beck
ID: 36543501
Does not work in IE8 Compatibility mode.
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Expert Comment

by:Tom Beck
ID: 36543714
As a workaround for IE8 Compatibility mode, you could use a little javascript to adjust the textbox or textarea height to match the height of the td. The width is not a problem except for the overflowing border which you can fix by making the width 98% instead of 100. For example:

<style type="text/css">
#txtBox {width:98%; height:100%}
#txtBox1 {width:98%; height:100%; overflow:hidden}

<td id="txtTd" style="width:300px;height:75px"><input type="text" id="txtBox" /></td>
 <td id="txtTd1" style="width:300px;height:75px"><textarea id="txtBox1"></textarea></td>

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
document.getElementById('txtBox').style.height = document.getElementById('txtTd').style.height;
document.getElementById('txtBox1').style.height = document.getElementById('txtTd1').style.height;
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 36546428
You could always add box-sizing:border-box; for the input style. IE's box model does this automatically. This way you get your borders inside the box in all other browsers - no need for percentages.


Author Comment

ID: 36546523
Maybe I'm bothered with the borders of the textbox.can u add a css that when a textbox or label are use the borders would Nott that obvious .It doesn't look good with the td background space inside a table cell.
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Expert Comment

by:Kyle Hamilton
ID: 36546601
I'm not sure I understand the concern.

Can you also post a link to your page? And a screenshot of what you would like it to look like...
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Accepted Solution

Tom Beck earned 200 total points
ID: 36547042
You can style the borders on the textboxes however you like:

Wide gray border:

#txtBox {width:98%; height:100%; border:solid 3px #ddd}
#txtBox1 {width:98%; height:100%; overflow:hidden; border:solid 3px #ddd}

No border:

#txtBox {width:98%; height:100%; border:0}
#txtBox1 {width:98%; height:100%; overflow:hidden; border:0}

You could also play with the borders on the TDs.

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