Matt Powell Matt Powell - 4 months ago 42
jQuery Question

Apply CSS to jQuery Dialog Buttons

So I currently have a jQuery dialog with two buttons: Save and Close. I create the dialog using the code below:

$dialogDiv.dialog({
autoOpen: false,
modal: true,
width: 600,
resizable: false,
buttons: {
Cancel: function() {
// Cancel code here
},
'Save': function() {
// Save code here
}
},
close: function() {
// Close code here (incidentally, same as Cancel code)
}
});


However, both buttons are the same color when this code is used. I'd like my Cancel button to be a different color than my Save. Is there a way to do this using some built in jQuery options? I didn't get much help from the documentation.

Note that the Cancel button I'm creating is a pre-defined type, but 'Save' I'm defining myself. Not sure if that will have any bearing on the issue.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

UPDATE: Consensus was that there were two roads to travel here:


  1. Inspect the HTML using a Firefox
    plugin like firebug, and note
    the CSS classes that jQuery is
    applying to the buttons, and take a
    stab at overriding them. Note: in
    my HTML, both buttons were used the
    exact same CSS classes and no unique
    IDs, so this option was out.

  2. Use a jQuery selector on dialog open
    to catch the button that I wanted,
    and add a CSS class to it then.



I went with the second option, and used the jQuery find() method as I think this is more appropriate than using :first or :first-child b/c the button that I wanted to change wasn't necessarily the first button listed in the markup. Using find, I can just specify the name of the button, and add CSS that way. The code I ended up with is below:

$dialogDiv.dialog({
autoOpen: false,
modal: true,
width: 600,
resizable: false,
buttons: {
Cancel: function() {
// Cancel code here
},
'Save': function() {
// Save code here
}
},
open: function() {
$('.ui-dialog-buttonpane').find('button:contains("Cancel")').addClass('cancelButtonClass');
}
close: function() {
// Close code here (incidentally, same as Cancel code)
}
});

Answer

I’m reposting my answer to a similar question because no-one seems to have given it here and it’s much cleaner and neater:

Use the alternative buttons property syntax:

$dialogDiv.dialog({
    autoOpen: false,
    modal: true,
    width: 600,
    resizable: false,
    buttons: [
        {
            text: "Cancel",
            "class": 'cancelButtonClass',
            click: function() {
                // Cancel code here
            }
        },
        {
            text: "Save",
            "class": 'saveButtonClass',
            click: function() {
                // Save code here
            }
        }
    ],
    close: function() {
        // Close code here (incidentally, same as Cancel code)
    }
});