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Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Containers

These styles apply to the container header. You can specify styles for the Default container format and create custom container formats.

  1. Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Containers
  2. Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Containers
  3. Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Containers

You can also specify styles for legacy headers formats, if necessary. However, as a best practice, replace legacy header formats with new container formats. The new container formats create optimal markup and CSS.

In Internet Explorer 8 and later, non-legacy container formats render in HTML5 document type (standards mode). If your application is rendered in quirks mode, or Compatibility settings are enabled, non-legacy container formats may not render as expected.

A preview of the currently selected format displays to the right. You can also preview formats by selecting Actions > Launch in the toolbar and then choosing one of the following preview options: Run Process, Open Portal, Harness Preview, UI Gallery Preview, Skin Preview.

Headers

Use the same formatting for Expanded and Collapsed headers Applies the same settings to expanded and collapsed headers. Clear this check box if you want define different styles for expanded and collapsed headers. Additional fields appear.
Use the skin's base settings for text styling Inherits the skin's base settings for header styling. Clear this check box if you with to customize the container's styling.

Text

Applies to the text in container headers.

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.

Border

Applies to the border of container headers. Displays within the outline border if a border is defined on the Outline tab.

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

Background

Applies to the background of container headers.

Use mixin
  • 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.
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.

Expanded Icon

Specifies the icon indicating that the container is expanded; click to collapse the container.

Image Specify the height of the header by entering a value in pixels.
Indent Specify the indentation of the header text in pixels.

Collapsed Icon

Specifies the icon indicating the container is collapsed; click to expand the container.

Image Specify the height of the header by entering a value in pixels.
Indent Specify the indentation of the header text in pixels.

Height

Sets the height of container headers.

Height Specify the height of container headers by entering a value in pixels.

Container 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.

About Legacy header formats

If you select the Include legacy header formats check box, you can specify styles for legacy header formats.

As a best practice, avoid use of legacy header formats: Standard, Sub, Standard Hidden, Sub Hidden, Custom, Outline, A, B, C, D, Simple. If your application uses legacy header formats, replace the legacy header formats with new container formats that create optimal markup and CSS.

Description of legacy header formats
Header
Standard Standard heading format.
Custom

Custom header format. When applying this style to a layout, specify Custom as the Container format . In the HTML field that displays, select an HTML rule that defines the content of the custom header.

Standard Hidden Hidden header format (no header). This option is not available for the top-level of a harness.
SubHeader Information in or below a subheader (including Sub Hidden ) is right-indented from information in a header.
Sub Sub heading format.
A

B

C

D

Sub heading formats that function identically, but may differ in presentation. For example, if your forms include three hierarchical levels of subheaders, you can select A for the highest level, B for the middle level, and C for the lowest level.

You may choose to format the sub headers as follows:

  • A — No bar in the subheader
  • B — Underlined subheader label
  • C — Outline border
  • D — Black font
Simple Preserves PRPC Version 5.5 flow action styles for layouts created from PRPC Version 5.5 flow actions.
Outline Provides no header area, but a border around the contents of the layout with a single text label.
Sub Hidden For no subheader, but indented body.

Skin rules

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