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Oct 19, 2016
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Make Episerver Forms a Little More Bootstrap Friendly

You may have noticed that the way the Episerver Forms package renders form elements that it isn’t really bootstrap friendly. Well there is a way to fix that.

Dig down into \modules\_protected\EPiServer.Forms\\Views\ElementBlocks\ and copy those ascx files into \Views\Shared\ElementBlocks.

Then you can tweak each template.

A couple of examples:

  • On TextboxElementBlock.ascx add “form-group” to the class attribute on the outer DIV and add “form-control” to the class attribute for the input tag.
  • On SubmitButtonElementBlock.ascx add “btn” to the class attribute.

Your form should now pickup bootstrap’s form styles.

Oct 19, 2016


Aria Zanganeh
Aria Zanganeh Oct 19, 2016 02:04 AM

Good article .. the other good thing I found is in episerver form configuration we can turn off BEM style using injectFormOwnStylesheet:

And then load our own css which inherits from bootstrap:

With this you make sure you always get latest ASCX on nuget upgrade. 

KennyG Oct 19, 2016 02:11 AM

Aria, thanks for the info!

valdis Oct 19, 2016 01:36 PM

Also, if you want to apply DisplayOptions for the elements, can use this trick.

Aria Zanganeh
Aria Zanganeh Oct 19, 2016 09:38 PM

Wow Valdis that is great. 

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