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Arcadi
Helper I
Helper I

Get default CSS for field in PCF

Hello! 

I created a very simple PCF, a SingleLine.Text with an HTML password attribute: 

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It looks nice, like a standard field, but the reality is that there is custom CSS, some of it I copied from other PCF's in Github and some other properties I had to tweak them myself. If I don't add CSS it looks like:

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The problem with that is that when Microsoft changes the CSS, for example making the border blue on hover my PCF will retain the old design. 

 

Microsoft uses this classes: 

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The problem is that those classes are dynamic, so I cannot have my input the classes "pa-x pa-bv..." because won't work in the next refresh.

 

Any ideas of how to use the default classes/CSS without hardcoding them in my PCF CSS file?

Thanks 

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cchannon
Super User
Super User

Well, you could read the style elements from other fields on the form, but that would mean a lot of dom browsing and would be very brittle. If you try it, you're probably only going to introduce problems and break your own code when--as you say--Microsoft changes the CSS (or something more fundamental).

 

I think you'd be much better off not trying to get an exact styling match and instead just use something that matches the overall aesthetic. I generally use Fluent UI controls for the reason; they are close enough to the styling of OOB Dataverse controls and--more importantly--Microsoft maintains them for me. So if some day Microsoft decides that a meaningful style change is appropriate to their controls, they are likely to make it in Dataverse and in the Fluent UI controls both.

Arcadi
Helper I
Helper I

Thanks @cchannon for your answer, 

I've tried Fluent UI before and I'll probably stick to it in the future 

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