I have a requirement to conditionally style the font for a single inputfield based on the User's profile, however, below statement does not appear to be rendering properly. Is this possible using native Visualforce 'style' function?

<apex:inputField value="{!PartnershipRequest__c.OverallStatus__c}" style="{$Profile.Name!='System Administrator',color:gray}"/>

The syntax is:

IF(condition, value_if_true, value_if_false)

What you need to fix:

  • You are missing the IF function entirely
  • You are missing quotes around your value_if_true
  • You are missing value_if_false entirely
  • You are missing the bang (!) in your merge syntax
    • Correct syntax is {!...}, not {...}


"{$Profile.Name!='System Administrator',color:gray}"


"{!IF($Profile.Name!='System Administrator','color:gray', ''}"

Note that generally, using class attributes is preferable to inline styling (styleClass for Visualforce components such as <apex:inputField>).

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  • Thanks Adrian. Is the syntax exactly the same for outputField? – FWSFDC Jan 16 '19 at 20:51
  • The syntax for the IF function never changes... – Adrian Larson Jan 16 '19 at 20:53

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