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How can I make a horizontal form 100% width when including a button?

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I'd like this inline form to be width:100%.  The search button should be a constant width, but the search box should be dynamic.  Any ideas how to do this?
<form class="form-inline" role="form">
  <div class="form-group">
    <label class="sr-only">Search</label>
    <input type="search" class="form-control" placeholder="Search">
  </div>
  <button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Sign in</button>
</form>

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Question by:TrevorTomato
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Rob earned 2000 total points
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The easiest way is to use a table element.  Still haven't seen anything to beat this approach to fixed width elements

http://jsbin.com/uHodibO/1/edit?html,css,output

    <table class="form-table">
      <tr>
        <td class="row1"><label class="sr-only">Search</label></td>
        <td class="row2"><input type="search" class="form-control" placeholder="Search"></td>
      </tr>
    </table>

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css:
.form-table {
  width: 100%;
}
.form-control {
  width: 100%;
}
.row1 {
  width: 5%;
}

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by:Gary
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You mean you want the input box to be 100% width?

Just add

.form-inline input {
    width:100%
}

http://jsfiddle.net/DUE5R/1/
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by:Rob
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You can emulate a table using css only.  Taking your markup:  http://jsbin.com/icEjeKOY/1/edit?html,css,output

.form-inline {
  width: 100%;  
  display: table;
}
.form-group {
  display: table-row;
}
.cell {
  display: table-cell;
}
.form-control {
  width: 100%;
}
.sr-only {
  width: 15%;
}

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by:Gary
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I'm guessing here that you are probably using Bootstrap which has a class for 100% widths - just add a class of .form-control to the input (if it is the input you want to be 100%) else Rob's solution maybe the way to go.
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Worked great!
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