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Skin form — Components tab — Controls — Text inputs & Formatted text

Styles set here apply to the following types of text:

  • field text — text that a user types in a text input field ( pxTextInput ) or a text area ( pxTextArea )
  • placeholder text
  • error text that displays on an input field
  • character counter text
  • read-only text
  • purpose-specific fields

You can define the Standard style or create additional style formats.

A preview of the currently selected format displays to the right. You can also preview formats by clicking Run in the toolbar and selecting one of the following preview options: Run Process, Open Portal, Harness Preview, UI Gallery Preview, Skin Preview. In the Skin Preview, select the Controls tab.

Same formatting for Field, Error, Remaining Counter, and Read-Only Text Applies the same settings to Field, Error, Remaining Counter, and Read-Only Text. Clear this check box to define styles for each of these elements individually. Additional fields appear.

At run time, Error Text displays above the input field only if the value of Display Field-Level Errors , on the Display Options tab of the harness rule, is set to Displayed as Full Error Text. To see this in the Skin Preview, click in the Input field in the top panel, and then click a tab. If the value of Display Field-Level Errors in the harness rule is set to Displayed as Image with Tooltip, then the error message displays as tooltip using styles set in General>Errors. See Skin form Components tab General Errors.

Define the appearance of the text for Field Text, Error, Remaining Counter (for text area controls only), and Read-Only Text.

Text

Use mixin
Mixin overrides
Click Add mixin override to override a style that is set by the mixin:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall), which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list. For example: Underline. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list. Ffor example: Lowercase. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom text format:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall) , which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list, for example, Underline. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list, for example, Lowercase. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
  • Additional styles — Apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.

Placeholder Text Color

Color Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d) or click the box next to the field to Color Picker for the placeholder text. Use the Placeholder setting in the control parameters dialog to specify the text that appears.

Border and Background

Define the border and background of Field and Error.

Use browser styles for border and background To take advantage of styling features built into browsers (suggested), select this check box.

Clear this check box to override the browser styles and specify settings for field and error borders and backgrounds. Additional fields display.

Field Border and Error Border

As a best practice, select the Use browser styles for border and background check box to take advantage of styling features built into browsers, rather than specifying border styles.

Use mixin

If desired, you can specify the Top , Left , Right , or Bottom border as none, solid, dashed, or dotted, rather than inheriting the style from the selected mixin.

Specify styles

You can specify a custom border by selecting or clearing the Apply to all sides check box:

  • When selected, you can choose the same border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders.
  • When cleared, you can choose a border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders individually.

The following border styles are available:

  • none
  • solid
  • dashed
  • dotted

Field Background and Error Background

As a best practice, select the Use browser styles for border and background check box to take advantage of styling features built into browsers, rather than specifying background styles.

Use mixin
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom background:

Select the background Type:

none
Indicates no background color, similar to setting a transparent background.
solid
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the Color field to choose a color.
gradient
Select the Direction in which you want to blend the background colors (horizontal or vertical. Specify the Start and Stop colors of the gradient. Specify a Backup color, in the event that the browser cannot render the gradient.
image
Select a background image by specifying the following options:
Background color
To use the background color specified in a mixin, choose obtained from mixin and then click the gear icon to select the mixin. Alternatively, you can select custom color and enter the CSS hexadecimal value or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Location
Enter the location of the file, including the relative path. For example, images/AlphaCorpLogo.png.
Tile
Specify tile settings for the image.
  • If you want to use a single image, select None.
  • If you want a row of images in the background, select Horizontal.
  • If you want a column of images in the background, select Vertical.
  • If you want rows and columns containing the image in the background, select Both.
Position
Specify the placement of the starting tiled image, for example: top left.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.

Input states

Use the options in this section to style the control based on its state. You can style the control differently when it is in one of the following states:

  • :hover – State of the control when a user points to the control or rests the pointer on the control.
  • :focus – State of the control when the field is in focus, for example, the state of a text field when it is ready to accept inputs.
  • :active – State of the control when the field is ready to be activated, for example, when a user has clicked the control but has not yet released the mouse button.
You can apply different styles for different states by using one of the following styles. To use the same style for all states, select the Use same styles for hover, focus and active check box.
  • Auto – Select this option to apply auto-generated styles for the control in this state. These styles are generated based on the applied control format and the mixins defined within the format.
  • Default – Select this option to apply the default browser styles for the states instead of generating the styles based on a skin or defined CSS in the application.
  • Custom – Select this option to define your own styles for the element in this state.

Skin rules

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