$ss(ELEMENT as element/string/array of ELEMENTs, STYLE as object)


ELEMENTDOM ElementstringDOM Element Array

The element(s) to assign the style attributes. Can be a single DOM element, an element ID specified as a string, or an array of DOM Element objects. If specifying the ID as a string, the ID corresponds to the value for the id HTML attribute for the element you wish to assign a style.


An object of name-value pairs defining the style attributes to assign to the element(s).


The $ss() function sets the in-line style of the passed-in element(s). It takes a second parameter of a JSON (Javascript Object Notation) object of the style attributes to set.


The $ss() function can be used to assign in-line styles to HTML elements. For example:

/*Set the control's font family and font weight.*/
$ss('firstname',{fontFamily: 'arial', fontWeight: 'bold'});


The $ss() function is a shortcut for getting a pointer to an HTML DOM element and setting the style attributes. The example above could be rewritten using the [$()] method as follows:

var ele = $('firstname');
ele.style.fontFamily = 'arial';
ele.style.fontWeight = 'bold';
Use {dialog.object}.getPointer() to get the DOM element for a control.

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