TextAreaExtensions.TextArea Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, Int32, Int32, IDictionary(String, Object))

Returns the specified textarea element by using the specified HTML helper, the name of the form field, the text content, the number of rows and columns, and the specified HTML attributes.

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

static member TextArea : 
        htmlHelper:HtmlHelper * 
        name:string * 
        value:string * 
        rows:int * 
        columns:int * 
        htmlAttributes:IDictionary<string, Object> -> MvcHtmlString


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

Type: System.String

The name of the form field to return.

Type: System.String

The text content.

Type: System.Int32

The number of rows.

Type: System.Int32

The number of columns.

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary(String, Object)

An object that contains the HTML attributes to set for the element.

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 https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108).aspx or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).aspx.

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.

The htmlAttributes parameter consists of an object that contains name/value pairs. The attributes that are specified in the name/value pairs depend on the HTML element that is being rendered. For example, for a textarea element, you might provide the following anonymous object:

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