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Have label font color of required fields be bold, red, something by default [Themes]

Author Name: ALICIA LINHARDT

The red asterisk is a fine indicator of a required field but some users want something that is a little more overt. It would be nice if this was configurable as a part of a Theme.

Currently there is no way to do this except by unsupported methods...

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D365Ideas_Admin
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D365Ideas_Admin
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All excellent points, Adam! Thanks for your analysis. :) -- @MSFT - A very common approach to fulfill the requirement "make required fields look like X" is to use the document.getElementById, which isn't officially supported. If we can have that functionality (or something like it) within Business Rules instead of jscript, I think that would go a long way in giving users the end-result they are after.
D365Ideas_Admin
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I suggest this newer request by linked back here: https://connect.microsoft.com/dynamicssuggestions/Feedback/Details/2006324 I like the idea of three theme options for label font colour and/or background colour for "highlighted" fields, and maybe a choice to show these fields with "strong" tags or not. In the UI I would intepret "strong" as bold type, but of course, the semantic meaning of "strong" (rather than explicit "bold") could be represented differently, for example by screen reading software. I also think that if these are not configured, they should simply inherit the normal style. You should not have to specify that the font is black for example to make it the same as all other fields. Then the decision is - which fields are highlighted? Required fields? Required fields that are empty (makes more sense to me for readability of existing data, rather than showing these in red or whatever colour)? Fields that have errors? BPF required steps? What level of importance gets a highlight? (I don't have a best answer to this, I want to open up discussion). Should this work everywhere? Browser / mobile / phone - Outlook? Quick Create forms as well as main ones? (could just be distracting because I often see many fields in QC are required and it is usually much more obvious in a less crowded form anyway) Can users turn it off? What should it do in high-contrast mode? I think this is really worth exploring in more detail to ship something that benefits a wide range of use cases.