Skin form — Components tab — General — Overlays

Styles set here apply to overlays. You can define styles for the Standard overlay format or create custom overlay formats.

An overlay launches a local action in a panel overlaying the current window. The user can dismiss it by clicking outside the overlay area or through an explicit Display>Close action, configured in the Local Action. You can configure overlays by specifying the Target of Launch>Local Action as an Overlay. See the Actions tab for more information.

A preview of the currently selected format displays to the right. To preview all overlay formats, click Preview All.

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.


Applies to the border of overlays.

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 Select to define a custom border:
  • Apply to all sides — Select this check box to specify the same border style to the top, left, right, and bottom borders. Choose from none , solid , dashed , or dotted .
  • If you clear the Apply to all sides check box, select a border style for the Top, Left, Right, and Bottom borders. For each of these borders, you can select none , solid , dashed , or dotted . Specify the pixel width and color of the border, if applicable.

Rounded corners

enable rounded corners (HTML5 only) Select this check box if you want the border of the overlay to have rounded corners when rendered in HTML5 document type. You can select this option when using a mixin or a custom border.

For information about rendering your application in HTML5 document type, see HTML5 Application Readiness.

Rounded corners do not work when the UI is rendered in quirks mode.

same for all corners Select to use the rounded corner settings that you specify in the Unit and Radius fields for all four corners or clear to specify the length of the x and y axis for the Top Left , Top Right , Bottom Left , and Bottom Right .
same x and y axis radii Select to specify x and y radii of the same length. If you clear this check box, specify the length of the x and y axis for the Top Left , Top Right , Bottom Left , and Bottom Right .
Unit Select the unit of measurement for the rounded corner settings: pixels ( px ), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Radius Define the curve of rounded corners by specifying the x (hortizontal) and y (vertical) radii of the quarter ellipse that makes the rounded corner of the overlay.


Specifies padding in the body area of overlays.



Applies to the background of overlays.

Use mixin
  • Additional styles — Add 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:

  • image — Specify the following:
    • 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 .

      To search for an image, click the Gear icon to open the Image Catalog tool. Enter any portion of a file name (relative path, file name, or extension) in the Search box, and click Find . If you cannot find the image, make sure it is in the webwb directory.

    • Tile — Specify tile settings for the image. Select None if you want to use a single image; Horizontal if you want a row of images in the background; Vertical , if you want a column of images in the background, or Both , if you want rows and columns containing the image in the background.
    • Position — Specify the placement of the starting tiled image, for example, top left.
  • Additional styles — Add additional styles, specific to styling the background for this element, by specifying a CSS Attribute and Value. Specify only CSS related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair. Click the Delete icon to remove an additional style.

Creating custom overlay formats

To create a style format:
  1. Click Add a format .
  2. In the Create a new format dialog box, enter the Format name by using only alphanumeric characters (a-z and 0-9) and spaces. The name cannot begin with a number. The format name that you enter is converted into the name CSS class or classes.
  3. Optional: Provide a Usage annotation.
  4. Click OK. The new format is populated with default values.
To create a style format by copying an existing format, click Actions and then select Save as from the list.

Applying a custom overlay format

  1. Configure a local action to display as an overlay.

  2. Press the down arrow in the Overlay Format field to select the custom overlay format that you want to apply.

You can delete styles that you create; click the delete icon.

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