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)

[ThemeableAttribute(false)] 
public virtual int Rows { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_Rows ()

/** @property */
public void set_Rows (int value)

public function get Rows () : int

public function set Rows (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

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

Exception typeCondition

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 Introduction to ASP.NET Themes.

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 (Visual Studio).

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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