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TextAreaExtensions.TextArea Method (HtmlHelper, String)

.NET Framework 4

Returns the specified textarea element by using the specified HTML helper and the name of the form field.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

public static MvcHtmlString TextArea(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string name
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
name
Type: System.String
The name of the form field to return.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
The textarea element.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

The difference between calling the TextArea method and using a textarea element is that the TextArea method is designed to make it easy to bind to view data or model data.

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