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TextBox.Text Property

Gets or sets the text content of the TextBox control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[BindableAttribute(true, BindingDirection.TwoWay)]
[PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.EncodedInnerDefaultProperty)]
public virtual string Text { get; set; }
<asp:TextBox Text="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text displayed in the TextBox control. The default is an empty string ("").

Implements

ITextControl.Text

Use the Text property to specify or determine the text displayed in the TextBox control. To limit the number of characters accepted by the control, set the MaxLength property. If you want to prevent the text from being modified, set the ReadOnly property.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

When the text box is rendered, the contents of this property are HTML-encoded. For example, if you set this property to "<b>Test</b>", the browser will display "<b>Test</b>", not "Test" in bold.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the text displayed in the 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.


<%@ 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> TextBox Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      protected void AddButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
         int Answer;

         Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Text) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Text);

         AnswerMessage.Text = Answer.ToString();

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3> TextBox Example </h3>

      <table>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               Enter integer values into the text boxes. <br />
               Click the Add button to add the two values. <br />
               Click the Reset button to reset the text boxes.

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value1"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               + 

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:TextBox ID="Value2"
                    Columns="2"
                    MaxLength="3"
                    Text="1"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               =

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:Label ID="AnswerMessage"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value1RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value1RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br /> between than 1 and 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value2RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:RangeValidator
                    ID="Value2RangeValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Type="Integer"
                    MinimumValue="1"
                    MaximumValue="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer <br /> between than 1 and 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td colspan="4">

               <asp:Button ID="AddButton"
                    Text="Add"
                    OnClick="AddButton_Click"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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