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Better alternating row colors

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Submitted on: 1/7/2015 4:35:00 AM
By: mike (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 7 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages), HTML, VbScript (browser/client side)
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     Present a simple method for creating tables with alternating row colors.

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Alternating Row Colors:

Using an array and two variables along with the MOD function you can create many various effects for alternating row colors in your tables. The Key is the MOD function, this creates an incrementing loop through the array.

Here's how easy it is; (The two hilighted sections are where the action takes place.)

Dim colorset, i, numcolors
'/--- This is your array of colors to use. -------------\ 
colorset = split("White,LightGrey,SkyBlue,Yellow",",")
numcolors = ubound(colorset)+1
Do 
 Response.Write "<TR style=""background:" & colorset(i mod numcolors) & ";"">"
 '[-- Add your column data in here --]
 Response.Write "</TR>"
 i = i + 1 '<-- Increment the counter 
Loop

Of course the array could be what ever information you want to cycle through, like class names from a stylesheet, or...

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