Text Area

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The Text Area Web Control captures a longer strings of text than the Text Input Web Control. It is used to capture longer sentences or paragraphs.

General

Control Properties

Placeholder Text

Expects type text.

The text that is displayed in the input’s box until the user starts typing.

Aria Label

Expects type text.

Defines a value to the aria-label of the control for accessibility. For more information see here.

Advanced Control Properties

Maximum Length

Expects type number.

Determines the maximum number of characters for the input. 

Data Binding

Value

Expects type text.

By default, this Data Binding property auto-generates a Variable of type Text at the Web Page level to store the data from the input. Users can also edit the Data Binding property and create their own Variables.

Style and Layout

This control Variant has styles for the following states:

Default - When first rendered without state
Focused - when the control is focused
Disabled - When the control is disabled

Check Common style properties of web controls for further details on how to style this Web Control.

Actions

On Blur

Triggers when the user leaves the input field. That is, when changing the focus from the field to some other part of the application.

Value Changed

Triggers with each typed character. That is the Value changes every time a key is pressed, unlike a Checkbox, where its Value changes when the box is selected.

Advanced

State

Is Visible

Expects type boolean.

If TRUE the control will be visible. If FALSE the control will not be displayed. If the field is empty, the control will be visible.

Is Disabled

Expects type boolean.

If TRUE the control will be disabled and the user will not be able to interact with the control. If FALSE the control will be enabled. If the field is empty, the control will be enabled.

Example

The Text Area Input can be used when asking App users to leave comments:

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