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TextBox Class

Displays a text box control for user input.

For a list of all members of this type, see TextBox Members.

System.Object
   System.Web.UI.Control
      System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.TextBox

[Visual Basic]
Public Class TextBox
   Inherits WebControl
   Implements IPostBackDataHandler
[C#]
public class TextBox : WebControl, IPostBackDataHandler
[C++]
public __gc class TextBox : public WebControl, IPostBackDataHandler
[JScript]
public class TextBox extends WebControl implements
   IPostBackDataHandler

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

The TextBox server control is an input control that lets the user enter text. By default, the TextMode property of the control is set to TextBoxMode.SingleLine, which displays a single-line text box. However, the TextBox control can also display a multiline text box or a text box that masks user input by changing the value of the TextMode property to TextBoxMode.MultiLine or TextBoxMode.Password, respectively. The text displayed in the TextBox control is specified or determined by using the Text property.

The TextBox control contain several properties that allow you to control the appearance of the control. The display width of the text box, in characters, is determined by its Columns property. If the TextBox control is a multiline text box, the number of rows it displays is determined by the Rows property. To display text that wraps within the TextBox control, set the Wrap property to true.

You can also specify how data is entered into the TextBox control by setting a few properties. To prevent the text displayed in the control from being modified, set the ReadOnly property to true. If you want to limit the user input to a specified number of characters, set the MaxLength property.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of TextBox, see the TextBox constructor.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following example demonstrates how to use the TextBox control to get user input. When the user clicks the Add button, the sum of the values entered into the text boxes are displayed.

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<html> 

<head>

   <script runat="server">

      Protected Sub AddButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         Dim Answer As Integer

         Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Text) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Text)

         AnswerMessage.Text = Answer.ToString()

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form runat="server">

      <h3> TextBox 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>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value1"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               + 

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value2"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               =

            </td>

            <td>
               
               <asp:Label 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:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value1RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br> between than 1 and 100.<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:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value2RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br> between than 1 and 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp
 
            </td

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td colspan="4">

               <asp:Button ID="AddButton"
                    Text="Add"
                    OnClick="AddButton_Click"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

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

<html> 

<head>

   <script runat="server">

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

         Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Text) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Text);

         AnswerMessage.Text = Answer.ToString();

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form runat="server">

      <h3> TextBox 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>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value1"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               + 

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value2"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               =

            </td>

            <td>
               
               <asp:Label 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:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value1RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br> between than 1 and 100.<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:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value2RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br> between than 1 and 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp
 
            </td

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td colspan="4">

               <asp:Button ID="AddButton"
                    Text="Add"
                    OnClick="AddButton_Click"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls

Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

See Also

TextBox Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | TextMode | Text | Columns | Rows | Wrap | ReadOnly | MaxLength

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