HtmlTextArea Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the HtmlTextArea class.

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

public HtmlTextArea ()
public HtmlTextArea ()
public function 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" %>

<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.


   <title>HtmlTextArea Constructor Example</title>

   <form runat="server">
      <h3>HtmlTextArea Constructor Example</h3> 
      <asp:PlaceHolder id="Place" 


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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