Styling and Formatting Table Column Values
Post-processing Column Values
Sometimes the value of the data for a particular column is not displayable, or you would like to further process
the value before displaying it. All Table column types have the ability for you to specify the following:
- Format: If the column returns a string, will apply the Format string as an
sprintf format string. If the column is a \QCubed\QDateTime type, it will apply it as a qFormat string.
- PostMethod: If the value of the column is an object, will call the given method
on the object, and the new value of the column will become the return value of the method.
- PostCallback: If given, the PostCallback function will be called with the column value
as a parameter, and the returned value will become the new column value.
By default, any text you provide as the column value will be passed through a call to htmlentities, so that
it will be converted to HTML and displayed correctly in a browser. However, if your column is already returning html,
you can turn off this processing by setting HtmlEntities to false.
There are a variety of ways to style a Table:
- Use AddCssClass() to add a class to the control, and use css to style the html table. Modern
background colors and hover effects.
- Use HeaderRowCssClass, RowCssClass, and AlternateRowCssClass
properties to assign classes to rows in the html table.
- Assign a callable to the RowParamsCallback property that will return attributes for the <tr>
tag for the row. The RowParamsCallback is passed the data item for the corresponding row from the DataSource,
and should return an array that is keyed by attribute. For example, set the "class" attribute in the array to define the CSS class
for the row. A null data item indicates a header row.
- Each column has a CellStyler, HeaderCellStyler, and ColStyler that can be used to specify styles and attributes
for the cell tags in the body rows, cell tags in the header row, and the <col> tags if you set
RenderColumnTags on the table.
- For even more control, you can assign a callable to the CellParamsCallback property to
return html attributes for the cell tag on a row-by-row basis.