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7/21/2013 3:37 PM


It's kind of annoying.
The text color and the background are both red. I have tried to check the default.css and found the following code:

    .dnnFormItem span.dnnFormMessage.dnnFormError{
        /*top:-95%; right: 12%;*/
        bottom: 95%;right: 12%;

I think the color should be white. However, something rewrites the code to become the following:

<span id="dnn_ctr960_ManageUsers_User_ComparePasswordsValidator" class="dnnFormMessage dnnFormError" style="color: red; display: inline;">The Password and Confirmation Password must match</span>

Screen Shot:

How can I resolve it?

Thank you very much.

Sean Tsang

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7/21/2013 7:16 PM
Accepted Answer 
It Looks as the color is hardcoded with the style Attribute. Not sure yet if this is a core issue. Dit this happend also with a other Skin ?
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7/21/2013 7:36 PM

Hi Mathias,

Thanks for your promptly reply.

Yup, I have tried other skins and the style settings are still there.

I have also looked into the user.ascx and found the folloing code untouched:

<asp:CompareValidator ID="ComparePasswordsValidator" runat="server"
                                  resourcekey = "ComparePasswordsValidator.ErrorMessage"
                                  CssClass="dnnFormMessage dnnFormError"

Just cannot figure out where the style settings came out.

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7/22/2013 7:11 AM

Its always a little bit ugly  but quickest way is to force it to override with a !important declaration in your own skin css.

 .dnnFormItem span.dnnFormMessage.dnnFormError

color: white !important;

Least thats how we got around it - there is something in the core code that physically adds  style="color: red;" to the span tag that controls the placement of the error mesage.





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7/22/2013 7:06 PM

Hi Westa,

That's an in-time solution. I appreciate that.

Since DNN is an open source project, I think there is nothing left behind the "core code". I am on 7.0.6 and would like to find out what would have produced that style.


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