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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:42 PM
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Default GridView HeaderStyle Weirdness

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I didn't see it archived.

I'm using Visual Web Developer Express. It isn't possible for me to "unbold" the GridView headerstyle font property. My GridView header text is bold, whether I attempt to change the setting declaratively, programmatically, via the GUI, CSS classes, etc.

I think its broke. Anyone had this problem? Does an Express Edition service pack fix it?



Old December 23rd, 2006, 05:29 PM
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Hi Bob,

This is not a Visual Studio problem (nor an ASP.NET problem) but an HTML issue.

The GridView is designed to render its header row with <th> tags as opposed to <td> tags to indicate it's an header. A browser, by default, is set up to render <th> tags in bold to distinguish them from data cells.

The fix is easy; just override the behavior for <th> tags in a CSS file, like this:

  font-weight: normal;

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Many thanks Imar. And Happy Holidays to you and yours as well!


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