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Add column-<field_name> classes to the admin list

This simplifies CSS styling to set column widths.
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commit b7ba4fc408c43ecee385d2ca3582697ec54ac8a6 1 parent 8503120
@vdboor vdboor authored
6 django/contrib/admin/templatetags/
@@ -12,10 +12,9 @@
from django.utils import formats
from django.utils.html import format_html
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
-from django.utils import six
from django.utils.text import capfirst
from django.utils.translation import ugettext as _
-from django.utils.encoding import smart_text, force_text
+from django.utils.encoding import force_text
from django.template import Library
from django.template.loader import get_template
from django.template.context import Context
@@ -112,12 +111,13 @@ def result_headers(cl):
# Not sortable
yield {
"text": text,
+ "class_attrib": format_html(' class="column-{0}"', field_name),
"sortable": False,
# OK, it is sortable if we got this far
- th_classes = ['sortable']
+ th_classes = ['sortable', 'column-{0}'.format(field_name)]
order_type = ''
new_order_type = 'asc'
sort_priority = 0
7 docs/ref/contrib/admin/index.txt
@@ -543,6 +543,13 @@ subclass::
The above will tell Django to order by the ``first_name`` field when
trying to sort by ``colored_first_name`` in the admin.
+ * .. versionadded:: 1.6
+ The field names in ``list_display`` will also appear as CSS classes in
+ the HTML output, in the form of ``column-<field_name>`` on each ``<th>``
+ element. This can be used to set column widths in a CSS file for example.
.. attribute:: ModelAdmin.list_display_links
Set ``list_display_links`` to control which fields in ``list_display``
3  docs/releases/1.6.txt
@@ -101,6 +101,9 @@ Minor features
context through to feed templates using a new `Feed.get_context_data()`
+* The admin list columns have a ``column-<field_name>`` class in the HTML
+ so the columns header can be styled with CSS, e.g. to set a column width.
Backwards incompatible changes in 1.6

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