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HtmlInputText.MaxLength Property

Gets or sets the maximum number of characters that can be entered in the text box.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public int MaxLength { get; set; }
<asp:HtmlInputText MaxLength="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum number of characters that can be entered in the text box.

Use the MaxLength property to specify or determine the maximum number of characters that can be entered in the text box.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the MaxLength property to specify the maximum number of characters that can be entered in the text box.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

    protected void AddButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        int Answer;

        Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Value) + 
            Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Value);
        AnswerMessage.InnerHtml = Answer.ToString();

    }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" > 
<head>
    <title> HtmlInputText Example </title>
</head>
<body>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

    <h3> HtmlInputText Example </h3>

    <table>
        <tr>
            <td colspan="5">

               Enter integer values into the text boxes. <br />
               Click the Add button to add the two values. <br />
               Click the Reset button to reset the text boxes.

            </td>
       </tr>
       <tr>
            <td colspan="5">
                &nbsp;

            </td>
       </tr>
       <tr align="center">
            <td>

               <input id="Value1"
                      type="Text"
                      size="2"
                      maxlength="3"
                      value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
                + 
            </td>
            <td>

               <input id="Value2"
                      type="Text"
                      size="2"
                      maxlength="3"
                      value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
                =
            </td>
            <td>

               <span id="AnswerMessage"
                     runat="server"/>

            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value1RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value2RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
                &nbsp;
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr align="center">
            <td colspan="4">

                <input type="Submit"
                      name="AddButton"
                      value="Add"
                      onserverclick="AddButton_Click"
                      runat="server"/>

                &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

                <input type="Reset"
                      name="AddButton"
                      value="Reset"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
                &nbsp;
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>

    </div>
</form>
</body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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