Adding a Text area control
A text area is an area in which the user types or pastes one or multiple lines of text, without formatting the text.
If formatting is required, use a Rich Text Editor control instead. If the text content is only a few words, use a Text input control instead of the Text area or Rich text editor controls.
A cell in a layout can present the value of a property as display-only or as an input field using the Text area control, pxTextArea. You can configure a text area control, specifying the width, height, and maximum number of characters that users can enter into the text area. You can also display placeholder text and/or tooltips at runtime and configure actions based on events.
- On the Design tab, from the Data capture list, drag Text area onto the
work area.If you are using a cell-based layout and you drag the control into a cell that is not empty, then the dropped control replaces the current contents of the cell.
- Click the View properties icon to display the Properties panel and complete the following tabs:
The UI Gallery landing page contains a working example of this element. To display the gallery, in Dev Studio, click.
Use these Windows operations to speed development:
- To move a cell containing a Text area, select the cell and drag and drop it in another cell in the same layout or another layout.
- To cut, copy, or paste a Text area in a cell, right-click in the cell to access a context-menu.
- Text area control - General tab
A text area is an area in which the user types or pastes one or multiple lines of text, without formatting the text. You can complete the General tab while adding a Text area control.
- Text area control - Presentation tab
A text area is an area in which the user types or pastes one or multiple lines of text, without formatting the text. You can complete the Presentation tab while adding a Text area control.
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