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9/21/2011 11:20 PM
 
Is there any way to get control of the HTML/CSS that Feedback Designer emits? It is frustrating to have a nicely designed, modern website with a custom skin and have a module spew out multiple tables surrounding simple input fields. Is there some way to control this via a template or something? At the very least, is there some way to get a Class assigned to things so we can CSS select the element and style them? The client has asked us to make the Message input wider than the other fields and looking at how everything is output, there is no way in CSS to select and differentiate the fields to make one wider than the other. Does anyone know a way to accomplish this? 

Thanks - Jeremy

Accuraty Solutions
Champaign, IL USA
 
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9/24/2011 3:35 AM
 
Thanks for the enquiry.

At this time, it is not so easy to do this. Since we have developed Feedback Designer, we have started using some template systems in our other modules.

Currently Feedback designer is undergoing some big updates to better integrate with the use of Microsoft CRM 2011. We will try to include more control for the template of email messages in future releases.

 
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9/28/2011 8:38 AM
 
Hi Jeremy,
just to be clear did you enter the configuration of the module and go in to the Look and Feel section. Within there select the dropdown "Modify Layout for" and select "Form Items Layout/Html".
From there you can replace the html table code with something more css friendly like perhaps an "li" tag.
 
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9/28/2011 9:03 AM
 
That is great, I had not realized that ability was there. That brings up a new question - lets suppose I change the Form Items Layout to wrap each input in <li>[BLAH]</li>? Where does the module allow me to wrap all the items with the expected <ul> {multiple input items} </ul> tags? I have poked around, but if it is there and possible it is not obvious to me. More questions to raise then... are there any replacement tokens besides [ITEM] [ITEMNAME] and [REQITEM]? I checked the latest version of the manual and it does not mention any others. So if I wanted to wrap the <input> elements with <li class="iWebsFD[ITEMNAME]">, the spaces you would sometimes use in the name will mess up any ability to create a unique CSS selection. That example could get converted to <li class="iWebsFDYour Name">. You can see the space is a problem for the way I would have expected to select and style the item with CSS. Is there some way that I do not realize to get [ITEMNAME] to output with the spaces removed? I can sort of work out my own solution, but it is not elegant.
Anyhow, thanks for the response, it does give me a way to accomplish what I need. Hopefully the developer is reading this and seeing issue(s) and how easy the solutions might be. Cheers! - Jeremy
 
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9/28/2011 9:15 AM
 
Hmm, I must have found an actual bug then, because no matter what I do, when I "Modify layout for: Form Items Layout Text/HTML", it never saves. Can anyone else confirm this? I made changes to the Module CSS at the same time and those changes DO save. But the layout changes are just ignored. Using vers 45.06.03.
 
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10/2/2011 7:43 AM
 
Bump - still an issue. Can't save changes.
 
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10/3/2011 11:13 AM
 
Check that you have the latest version of the module.

Then if still a problem, please contact us with HOST login details. Use our contact us form and reference this URL from the form.
 
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10/3/2011 12:50 PM
 

I just upgraded to the version you released on 10/01, says 45.06.06 (on DNN 6.00.01). I repeated the steps again, same thing. Changes to "Modify layout for: Form Items Layout Text/HTML" do not save. I tried adding a class to the <td> elements. Changes I make in the same Save to CSS Styles do save. No error is reported.

 

Please try it and if it is saving for you, please let me know. Go in to Modify Form Look and Feel, switch to modify "Form Items Layout Text/HTML" Switch to source/HTML and change

  <td>[ITEM]</td>

to 

  <td class="[ITEMNAME]">[ITEM]</td>

then Save.

 
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10/5/2011 8:58 PM
 
this works in dnn5 while not.

We are in the early stages of a new module with more control over templates and tokens. That is still some time out.
I have reviewed the code, with the current token system in CFD, it is not possible to use token for css class name.
[ITEM][ITEM]
 
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