Style Sheet Usage

By using a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), you can tailor most controls in an application. If a NOMADS control has a class defined (see Data Classes), the system automatically inserts an nmdClass='…' into the control definition. You can test this in CSS Style Sheets using Selectors.


For a button with a class of "BIGBUTTON", the button HTML control would be:

<button .. nmdClass="BIGBUTTON" ..>

In your CSS, the look of this button can be controlled using the following:

button[nmdClass="BIGBUTTON"] {font-size: 200%; background-color: Pink;}

For non-standard/composite controls such as Grids and List Views, these are generally defined using <div>.


To control the look of a Grid with a NOMADS class of "TEST", you would enter the following:


For Grid cells, <div> ID is used to define the cell. These IDs are as follows:



CCCCCC is the CTL number, R is the row, and C is the column. (For negative rows and columns, the values are N1, N2, N3 for -1, -2, -3, etc.)

By using CSS Selectors, you can change the look of all cells in a specific column for a specific class of Grid, as in the following example:


If you wanted the "BILLING" class of a Grid to always display a different cursor for the cells in column 2, you would use the following:

div[nmdClass="BILLING"] div[id$="_2"] {cursor: no-drop;}

Use the $= selector to check for a specific column.

To exclude the column header, you can include multiple selectors, as in the following example:


div[nmdClass="BILLING"] div[id$="_2"][id^="gc_"] {cursor: no-drop; background-color: Orange;}

Using ^= omits the column headers and selects only Grid cells. This example would result in a no-drop cursor and Orange background on all column 2 cells in any Grid with a NOMADS class of "BILLING".