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HtmlTextArea Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the HtmlTextArea class.

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

public HtmlTextArea()

Use this constructor to create and initialize a new instance of the HtmlTextArea class.

The following table shows initial property values for an instance of HtmlTextArea.


Initial Value


The "textarea" literal string.

The following code example demonstrates how to create an instance of an HtmlTextArea control and place on the Web page.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server" >

  void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    // Create an HtmlTextArea control.
    HtmlTextArea area = new HtmlTextArea();
    area.ID = "TextArea1";
    area.Value = "Enter text here.";
    area.Cols = 20;
    area.Rows = 5;

    // Add the control to the Controls collection of the 
    // PlaceHolder control.



<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <title>HtmlTextArea Constructor Example</title>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>HtmlTextArea Constructor Example</h3> 

      <asp:PlaceHolder id="Place" 



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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