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Applies only to Mobile Apps
OutSystems

Text Area

Multi-line field to hold text typed by the user. The value must be stored in a Text variable.

Properties

Name Description Mandatory Default value Observations
Name Identifies an element in the scope where it is defined, like a screen, action, or module. Yes
Variable Holds the value entered by the user. Yes
Prompt Text hint that describes the expected value for the input. Hides when the field has focus or is no longer empty.
Max. Length Maximum number of characters allowed. 500
Text Lines Line-height of the widget. Yes 3
Mandatory Boolean literal or expression that defines if the widget is required. Yes False
Enabled Boolean literal or expression that defines if the widget is editable. True
Layout
Width Width of the widget in columns. Other accepted units are pixels(px), points(pt), or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Margin Top Top margin of the widget in pixels. Other accepted units are points(pt) or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Margin Left Left margin of the widget in columns. Other accepted units are pixels(px), points(pt), or percentage(%). Overrides the style sheet definition.
Style Classes Specifies one or more style classes to apply to the widget. Separate multiple values with spaces. "form-control"
Attributes
Property Name of an attribute to add to the HTML translation for this element. You can pick a property from the drop-down list or type a free text. The name of the property will not be validated by the platform.

Duplicated properties are not allowed. Spaces, " or ' are also not allowed.
Value Value of the attribute. You can type the value directly or write expressions using the Expression Editor.

If the Value is empty, the corresponding HTML tag is created as property="property". For example, the nowrap property does not require a value, therefore nowrap="nowrap" is added.

Events

Name Description Mandatory Observations
On Change Screen action to be executed or a screen to navigate to when the value of the element changes.
Transition Transition effect applied when navigating to another screen. By default defined at module level.
Event JavaScript or custom event to be handled.
Handler JavaScript event handler.

Runtime Properties

Name Description Read Only Type Observations
Id Identifies the widget instance at runtime (HTML 'id' attribute). You can use it in JavaScript and Extended Properties. Yes Text
Valid False when required inputs are not present or the input value does not comply with the defined data type. You can override this property value when performing custom validations. Boolean
ValidationMessage Message describing the built-in validation constraints not satisfied when 'Valid' is False. You can override this property value when performing custom validations. Text
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