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TextBox.Rows Property

Gets or sets the number of rows displayed in a multiline text box.

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

'Declaration
<ThemeableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overridable Property Rows As Integer
<asp:TextBox Rows="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of rows in a multiline text box. The default is 0, which displays a two-line text box.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The selected value is less than 0.

Use the Rows property to specify the number of rows displayed in a multiline text box.

NoteNote

This property is applicable only when the TextMode property is set to TextBoxMode.MultiLine.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Rows property to specify a height of 5 rows for a multiline TextBox control.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" > 

<head>
    <title> MultiLine TextBox Example </title>
<script runat="server">

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

         Message.Text = "Thank you for your comment: <br />" + Comment.Text

      End Sub

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

         Comment.Wrap = WrapCheckBox.Checked
         Comment.ReadOnly = ReadOnlyCheckBox.Checked

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>

<body>

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

      <h3> MultiLine TextBox Example </h3>


      Please enter a comment and click the submit button. 

      <br /><br /> 

      <asp:TextBox ID="Comment"
           TextMode="MultiLine"
           Columns="50"
           Rows="5"
           runat="server"/>

      <br />

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

      <asp:CheckBox ID="WrapCheckBox"
           Text="Wrap Text"
           Checked="True"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>

      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:CheckBox ID="ReadOnlyCheckBox"
           Text="ReadOnly"
           Checked="False"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>

      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:Button ID="SubmitButton"
           Text="Submit"
           OnClick="SubmitButton_Click"
           runat="server"/>

      <hr />

      <asp:Label ID="Message"
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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