I am trying to add a font tag inside label in apex page. on the page i am getting this code in inspect element enter image description here

but in UI instead of getting getting text in red color i am getting the font tag as it is. enter image description here

if anyone can help me with this, it would be great..

  • infact i tried to change <font> to <b> but it is also not rendering and the same text is shown on page. this is weird.. – Sachin Kadian Jul 8 '15 at 18:31
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    can you paste the VF code, atleast the label part of your VF – Rao Jul 8 '15 at 18:55
  • We could offer more assistance if you post your actual VF markup. I'm guessing you attempted to put the <font> tag inside a merge expression, which generally doesn't work as intended. – RenegadeCoder Jul 8 '15 at 19:24

Just looking from your screenshot,

<label id="" onclick="" class=""><font color="red">110-32-8633</font></label>

should be changed to

<font color="red"><label id="" onclick="" class="">110-32-8633</label></font>


Anything inside of label will be displayed as such in browser unless its not escaped(escape="false").

If you want to apply font to the label, surround that label within the font tag.

I am talking about the rendered html components only. You have to make changes to your visualforce tags accordingly to get the desired output.

Hope it helps.


Try using CSS to achieve your red text, like so:

        color: red; //might also need !important
<apex:outputLabel value="{!whatever}" styleClass="red-label" />

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