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Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Containers

Updated on April 5, 2022

Styles set here apply to the container as a whole. Set the border, background, and indentation of the container here.

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Applies to the border of the container. Displays outside the body border, if a border is defined on the Body tab.

Use mixin

If desired, you can specify the Top , Left , Right , or Bottom border as none, solid, dashed, or dotted, rather than inheriting the style from the selected mixin.

Specify styles

You can specify a custom border by selecting or clearing the Apply to all sides check box:

  • When selected, you can choose the same border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders.
  • When cleared, you can choose a border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders individually.

The following border styles are available:

  • none
  • solid
  • dashed
  • dotted


Applies to the background of the container. Background styles set on the Header and Body tabs override the Background style set here, on the Outline tab. However, if the Background style on the Header tab is set to none, then the header uses the Background style specified here.

Use mixin
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom background:

Select the background Type:

Indicates no background color, similar to setting a transparent background.
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the Color field to choose a color.
Select the Direction in which you want to blend the background colors (horizontal or vertical. Specify the Start and Stop colors of the gradient. Specify a Backup color, in the event that the browser cannot render the gradient.
Select a background image by specifying the following options:
Background color
To use the background color specified in a mixin, choose obtained from mixin and then click the gear icon to select the mixin. Alternatively, you can select custom color and enter the CSS hexadecimal value or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Enter the location of the file, including the relative path. For example, images/AlphaCorpLogo.png.
Specify tile settings for the image.
  • If you want to use a single image, select None.
  • If you want a row of images in the background, select Horizontal.
  • If you want a column of images in the background, select Vertical.
  • If you want rows and columns containing the image in the background, select Both.
Specify the placement of the starting tiled image, for example: top left.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.


Determines the indentation of the entire container.

IndentSpecify the desired indentation of the container in pixels.

Skin rules

  • Component styles (custom style formats)

    Use the Component styles tab to define the presentation of components by creating custom style formats. After you define style formats, reference them on property panes for sections, harnesses, and controls.

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