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Reviewing CSS helper class definitions

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Being familiar with the standard Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes that are available for making minor changes to the behavior or styling of cells and layouts can save you development time and bring greater consistency to the look and feel of your applications.

  1. Open the skin of your application.

  2. Click Actions Launch Skin Preview .

  3. In the menu on the left of the Skin Preview screen, click Helper classes to display the list of all standard CSS helper classes and their definitions.

  • CSShelper classes

    Rather than creating a new skin format, apply standard, predefined Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes to make a minor formatting change to a cell or dynamic layout. Using CSS helper classes saves development time, reduces maintenance by limiting the number of customized skin formats, and improves the consistency of the look and feel of you

  • Adjusting cell styling with helper classes

    Apply a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper class to a cell to alter its default styling or behavior in a small way, without creating a new skin format. For example, use a helper class to center an element in a cell.

  • Adjusting layout styling by using CSS helper classes

    Apply a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper class to a dynamic layout to alter the default styling or behavior in a small way, without creating a new skin format. For example, use a helper class to apply twice the standard margin to the right side of an item in the layout.

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