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Adding individual classes to options

  1. I realize it's Saturday, but I figured I'd ask anyway :)

    I have a dropdown form field where three of the items should only appear between two dates. I've already created a function to check the current date, and the function will add a "display:none;" all to the header so it'll hide the options I want. However, although I can add a class to the dropdown itself, I can't add specific classes to the individual options. The output simply gives

    <option value="whatever value">Option name</option>

    where I'd like the output to be

    <option value="whatever value" class="someclass">Option name</option>

    is there some sort of hook or something so I can make that happen?

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. You can achieve this with query, maybe something like this:

    [css]<script type="text/javascript">
    jQuery(document).ready(function(){
        jQuery("#inputID option[value='Field Value']").attr('class', 'some class');
    });
    </script>

    You can feel free to get more vague or specific with that selector, but that would work.

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Sweet! Thanks, I'll give that a shot. I appreciate it!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Okay - that worked! it's adding my classes. However, it's still showing the items for some reason, even though the class is set to display:none. Very weird. I suspect something is overriding my setting.

    but thanks so much, I appreciate that!

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Did you try display: none !important; Maybe that will help override? Can you post a link to your form?

    Posted 10 years ago on Saturday January 7, 2012 | Permalink
  6. HI Rob,

    sorry it took so long to get back to you :)

    I did try the "important!" thing, and it didn't work. (apparently, option tags can't be set with "display:none;" from what I found when googling - especially in IE. I couldn't get some of the options to bold, either. Apparently, they ignore styling on individual items.)

    So I did the workaround instead: created the form for the "regular" pricing, then duplicated the form and replaced the "regular" pricing with the "mid-year" discounted pricing. Then I used my custom function (that checks the current data against the required dates) and if it's a regular day of the year, it displays the "regular price" form on the page, and if it's between the 2 mid-year dates. it pulls in the "reduced pricing" form on the page. Works great :)

    I have to edit 2 forms instead of one (if anything major gets changed) but it's working fine anyway!

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday January 30, 2012 | Permalink
  7. Nice, glad you got it creatively working! :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday January 30, 2012 | Permalink