Solved

Center control in div

Posted on 2014-10-14
13
166 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-15
Is there a way to center a web server control within a div using css3?  If so,  please provide an example.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Ray Turner
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
13 Comments
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40379939
If it has a set width then just add to its css

margin:auto;
0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 40380176
A web server control is a bit high level for this discussion - a control will render out as html - how it renders to html will determine how you style it.

Centering is also 2 dimensional - vertical and horizontal. In HTML the latter is sometimes a lot easier to achieve than the former.

As Gary has mentioned is to give it a margin of auto - to center it - but this won't always work - you might have to look at giving the parent element a style of text-align: center. If you want to center vertically then that also needs discussion.

Can you give an example of the rendered html for the control in question.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40380381
I tried both suggestions.  Neither worked.  Here's my code.
<table>
  <tr id="Billboard">
    <td>
      <div style="margin-left: 125px; padding-top: 5px;">
        <dx:ASPxImageSlider ID="imgsBillboard" runat="server" ClientInstanceName="ImageSlider" EnableTheming="False" NavigateUrlFormatString="" Height="250px" Width="980px" SettingsSlideShow-PausePlayingWhenMouseOver="True" ViewStateMode="Enabled" ImageUrlField="ImageURL" NavigateUrlField="Billboard_NavigateURL" SettingsSlideShow-Interval="7000" Cursor="pointer">
          <SettingsImageArea ImageSizeMode="ActualSizeOrFit" ItemTextVisibility="None" AnimationDuration="700" AnimationType="Fade" NavigationButtonVisibility="None" />
          <SettingsBehavior ImageLoadMode="Auto" />
          <SettingsNavigationBar Mode="Dots" />
          <SettingsSlideShow AutoPlay="true" PlayPauseButtonVisibility="Faded"></SettingsSlideShow>
          <SettingsAutoGeneratedImages ImageHeight="440px"></SettingsAutoGeneratedImages>

          <ClientSideEvents ItemClick="function(s, e) {LaunchURL();}"></ClientSideEvents>
          <Styles>
            <NavigationBarDotsModeBottom>
              <Margins MarginTop="4px" />
              <Paddings PaddingTop="4px" />
            </NavigationBarDotsModeBottom>
            <ImageArea Width="980" Height="250">
            </ImageArea>
            <ItemTextArea Font-Names="Arial" Font-Size="11pt">
            </ItemTextArea>
          </Styles>
        </dx:ASPxImageSlider>
      </div>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>

Open in new window

0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40380427
Sorry for the sloppy code.  Here's a cleaner version:
<div id="Billboard" style="margin-left: 125px; padding-top: 5px;">
  <dx:ASPxImageSlider ID="imgsBillboard" runat="server" ClientInstanceName="ImageSlider" EnableTheming="False" NavigateUrlFormatString="" Height="250px" Width="980px" SettingsSlideShow-PausePlayingWhenMouseOver="True" ViewStateMode="Enabled" ImageUrlField="ImageURL" NavigateUrlField="Billboard_NavigateURL" SettingsSlideShow-Interval="7000" Cursor="pointer">
    <SettingsImageArea ImageSizeMode="ActualSizeOrFit" ItemTextVisibility="None" AnimationDuration="700" AnimationType="Fade" NavigationButtonVisibility="None" />
    <SettingsBehavior ImageLoadMode="Auto" />
    <SettingsNavigationBar Mode="Dots" />
    <SettingsSlideShow AutoPlay="true" PlayPauseButtonVisibility="Faded"></SettingsSlideShow>
    <SettingsAutoGeneratedImages ImageHeight="440px"></SettingsAutoGeneratedImages>
    <ClientSideEvents ItemClick="function(s, e) {LaunchURL();}"></ClientSideEvents>
  <Styles>
    <NavigationBarDotsModeBottom>
      <Margins MarginTop="4px" />
      <Paddings PaddingTop="4px" />
    </NavigationBarDotsModeBottom>
    <ImageArea Width="980" Height="250"></ImageArea>
    <ItemTextArea Font-Names="Arial" Font-Size="11pt"></ItemTextArea>
  </Styles>
  </dx:ASPxImageSlider>
</div>

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 40380755
Are you wanting to center  the image slider?

How is the control rendered on the client side? Do you have a link we can go to?

Have you tried something like this
HTML
<dx:ASPxImageSlider  .... CssClass="ASPxImageSlider" ....>

Open in new window

CSS
.ASPxImageSlider {
    margin: 0 auto;
}

Open in new window


However, without seeing how the control is rendered in the browser - just guessing.
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40380757
Are we talking about the image slider?
margin auto will works since it has a set width
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40381037
Here's the url to see what is going on.

http://www.newseasonministry.org/

I center the control with the following code:

<div id="Billboard" style="margin-left: 125px; padding-top: 5px;">

It's okay.  I wanted to do something that's more reusable.
0
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 500 total points
ID: 40381558
You need to add
margin; 0 auto;

Try adding this to your style sheet
#billboard .dxisControl {
   margin: 0 auto;
}

Open in new window


and remove the margin from the Billboard style
i.e remove
margin-left: 125px;
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40381887
Perfect!  Thanks it works.  The only change I had to make was the following:

#Billboard .dxisControl {
   margin: 0 auto;
}

CSS/HTML is case sensitive.
0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 40381910
You are welcome - thanks for the points.
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40382115
So the first comment was wrong then...
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40382201
Yes.  The selector was missing.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As a result of several questions about how to use Bootstrap I thought it would be a good idea to write down the development aspect of creating a Bootstrapped website in as little time as possible. Part 1 of this article will only concentrate on g…
So you have coded your own WordPress plugin and now you want to allow users to upload images to a folder in the plugin folder rather than the default media location? Follow along and this article will show you how to do just that!
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position overlapping items using z-index in CSS. They will also learn the restrictions on the z-index property.  Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create a div in CSS and name it Red.…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style elements, such a divs, with a "drop shadow" effect using the CSS box-shadow property Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: In the element's style, type the box shadow property: "box-shad…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question