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PromptText should have a distinctive look

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      Now that several Controls support promptText Property it would be nice if this could have a distinctive look so not to confuse it with an actual input.

      There are several standards on the web to "mark" promptText as such.
      They can be divided in two categories:
      1) old-fashioned "text enhancement": surround prompt with some distinguishing "brackets" (usually either two dashes "-- prompt --" or two brackets "[[ prompt ]]")
      2) new-look via graphic enhancement (grayed text, alpha-blending, bluish border, inner-shadow, italics, ...).

      There might be some default for this, but I think it would be better to simply add a css pseudo-class and let User chose his way; something like:

      .combobox:prompt { ... }

      I do not know if there's a way to implement (1) via css (even given the right pseudo-class).

      There should also be a way to define a common style for all promptText for all supporting Controls (css class).

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              mcondareljfx Mauro Condarelli (Inactive)
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