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TextBox.TextMode Property

Gets or sets the behavior mode (single-line, multiline, or password) of the TextBox control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[ThemeableAttribute(false)]
public virtual TextBoxMode TextMode { get; set; }
<asp:TextBox TextMode="TextBoxMode" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.TextBoxMode
One of the TextBoxMode enumeration values. The default value is SingleLine.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The specified mode is not one of the TextBoxMode enumeration values.

Use the TextMode property to specify whether a TextBox control is displayed as a single-line, multiline, or password text box.

When the TextBox control is in multiline mode, you can control the number of rows displayed by setting the Rows property. You can also specify whether the text should wrap by setting the Wrap property.

If the TextBox control is in password mode, all characters entered in the control are masked.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TextMode property to specify a multiline text box.

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="C#" 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 void SubmitButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

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

      }

      protected void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

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

      }

   </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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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