Datatables styling issues with bootstrap (White background in black themes)

Datatables styling issues with bootstrap (White background in black themes)

a.merciera.mercier Posts: 8Questions: 2Answers: 0

When using DataTables in combination with Bootstrap (or more specifically a dark themed style, for example one retrieved from Bootswatch) you might notice styling issues that are apparant such as a white background for your table which might not fit in your theme.

This is why I recommend removing the following lines from DataTables.min.css:

div.DTS div.dataTables_scrollBody{background:repeating-linear-gradient(45deg, #edeeff, #edeeff 10px, #fff 10px, #fff 20px)}


div.DTS div.dataTables_scrollBody table{background-color:white}

This is not a bug, per sé, just simply putting this out there for people who have experienced the same issues with Bootstrap usage.

Kind regards

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  • nin_boundnin_bound Posts: 10Questions: 6Answers: 1
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    I have seen a good convention in some boilerplate packages --- to create a separate style sheet and try to diffuse with inherit css rules. Call it or something.

    And then list it underneath the vendor's css file.

    This helps in the event that you want to update your vendor css files.

  • a.merciera.mercier Posts: 8Questions: 2Answers: 0

    That is probably an even better suggestion since you don't have to edit the datatables css every time an update comes out. Thanks!

  • allanallan Posts: 52,836Questions: 1Answers: 8,106 Site admin
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    Yes, its a slightly tricky one this. I try to make sure I use rules which are going to interfear with themes too badly, but each theme is of course different and uses different styling. unfortunately, its virtually inevitable that some custom styling will be needed when using a theme.


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