CSS Classes and Styles

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CSS Classes and Styles

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation of a (HTML) document. It is an important part of ZK to customize component's look and feel. If you are not familiar with CSS, please refer to CSS Tutorial.

There are a set of methods that could be used to set CSS styles for an individual component.

Notice that the DOM structures of many ZUL components are complicate, and CSS customization might depend on the DOM structure. For more information about how individual component is styled, please refer to ZK Style Guide.


Specifying the style is straightforward:

<textbox style="color: red; font-style: oblique;"/>

or, in Java:

Textbox tb = new Textbox();
tb.setStyle("color: red; font-style: oblique;");


In additions, you could specify the style class by use of HtmlBasedComponent.setSclass(String), such that you could apply the same CSS style to multiple components.

        .red {
            color: blue;
            font-style: oblique;
    <textbox sclass="red" /> <!-- first textbox -->
    <textbox sclass="red" /> <!-- another textbox -->

You could apply multiple style classes too. As shown below, just separate them with a space.

<textbox sclass="red error"/>


content style and sclass

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