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HTML Table Question

VB.Net 2003 Standard -

Creating ASP.Net Web Application

In design mode, I can drag a html table from the toolbox to the work area
but I can't seem to be able to select individual cells or merge/split cells
in the table. If I hi-lite the cells (SHIFT-Click) and then right-click, the
merge cells option is disabled and the split cell option is nowhere to be
found.

Where am I screwing up?

Thanks
Nov 21 '05 #1
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VS.NET isn't the best WYSIWYG HTML design tool every built so here's a
simple trick:

Type something, anything in the cells you wish to merge. Simply highlight
those cells by dragging from the text in the first cell to the text in the
last cell and then try right-clicking.

I'm also not sure about this, but when you drag the table control from the
toolbox, are you, in fact, actually dropping an HTML table onto the page as
you would if you used the Table menu to insert a table? I always use the
Table menu to get better control over the initial state of the table and
have no problems merging/splitting cells with it.

"Gordon" <ou*****************@outofoffice.net> wrote in message
news:41***********************@news.skynet.be...
VB.Net 2003 Standard -

Creating ASP.Net Web Application

In design mode, I can drag a html table from the toolbox to the work area
but I can't seem to be able to select individual cells or merge/split
cells
in the table. If I hi-lite the cells (SHIFT-Click) and then right-click,
the
merge cells option is disabled and the split cell option is nowhere to be
found.

Where am I screwing up?

Thanks

Nov 21 '05 #2
Thanks for the response Scott.

I tried the merge as you suggested. I can merge cells side by side but not
top to bottom. And a split cell option does not show up. I can however do
insert cell which works.

Thanks again

"Scott M." <s-***@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
VS.NET isn't the best WYSIWYG HTML design tool every built so here's a
simple trick:

Type something, anything in the cells you wish to merge. Simply highlight
those cells by dragging from the text in the first cell to the text in the
last cell and then try right-clicking.

I'm also not sure about this, but when you drag the table control from the
toolbox, are you, in fact, actually dropping an HTML table onto the page as you would if you used the Table menu to insert a table? I always use the
Table menu to get better control over the initial state of the table and
have no problems merging/splitting cells with it.

"Gordon" <ou*****************@outofoffice.net> wrote in message
news:41***********************@news.skynet.be...
VB.Net 2003 Standard -

Creating ASP.Net Web Application

In design mode, I can drag a html table from the toolbox to the work area but I can't seem to be able to select individual cells or merge/split
cells
in the table. If I hi-lite the cells (SHIFT-Click) and then right-click,
the
merge cells option is disabled and the split cell option is nowhere to be found.

Where am I screwing up?

Thanks


Nov 21 '05 #3

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