TextBox

The TextBox is a widget that enables a user to enter and edit a single line of text.

Included in: dx.mobile.js, dx.web.js, dx.viz-web.js, dx.all.js
Module: ui/text_box
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$("#textbox").dxTextBox({
});

                    

DevExtreme widgets are integrated with many popular libraries and frameworks. See the Installation section (for JavaScript libraries) or the Prerequisites and Installation section (for ASP.NET MVC framework) to find details on setting up DevExtreme with a particular library or framework.

The following code shows how to create the TextBox widget using every supported library and framework. For more details on working with widgets in these libraries and frameworks, see the Widget Basics topic for jQuery, Angular, AngularJS, Knockout or ASP.NET MVC.

jQuery
JavaScript
HTML
$("#textBox").dxTextBox({
    placeholder: "Type a text here..."
});
<div id="textBox"></div>
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-text-box placeholder="Type a text here..."></dx-text-box>
import { DxTextBoxModule } from 'devextreme-angular'
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxTextBoxModule
    ],
    // ...
})
AngularJS
HTML
<div dx-text-box="{
    placeholder: 'Type a text here...'
}"></div>
Knockout
HTML
<div data-bind="dxTextBox: {
    placeholder: 'Type a text here...'
}"></div>
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox()
    .ID("textBox")
    .Placeholder("Type a text here...")
)
@(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox() _
    .ID("textBox") _
    .Placeholder("Type a text here...")
)

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Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the TextBox widget.

Name Description
accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the widget.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget changes its state when interacting with a user.

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

height

Specifies the widget's height.

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the widget.

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget changes its state when a user pauses on it.

inputAttr

Specifies the attributes to be passed on to the underlying HTML element.

isValid

Specifies whether the editor's value is valid.

mask

The editor mask that specifies the format of the entered string.

maskChar

Specifies a mask placeholder character.

maskInvalidMessage

A message displayed when the entered text does not match the specified pattern.

maskRules

Specifies custom mask rules.

maxLength

Specifies the maximum number of characters you can enter into the textbox.

mode

The "mode" attribute value of the actual HTML input element representing the text box.

name

The value to be assigned to the name attribute of the underlying HTML element.

onChange

A handler for the change event.

onContentReady

A handler for the contentReady event. Executed when the widget's content is ready. This handler may be executed multiple times during the widget's lifetime depending on the number of times its content changes.

onCopy

A handler for the copy event.

onCut

A handler for the cut event.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

onEnterKey

A handler for the enterKey event.

onFocusIn

A handler for the focusIn event.

onFocusOut

A handler for the focusOut event.

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

onInput

A handler for the input event.

onKeyDown

A handler for the keyDown event.

onKeyPress

A handler for the keyPress event.

onKeyUp

A handler for the keyUp event.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

onPaste

A handler for the paste event.

onValueChanged

A handler for the valueChanged event.

placeholder

The text displayed by the widget when the widget value is empty.

readOnly

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is read-only.

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

showClearButton

Specifies whether to display the Clear button in the widget.

showMaskMode

Specifies when the widget shows the mask. Applies only if useMaskedValue is true.

spellcheck

Specifies whether or not the widget checks the inner text for spelling mistakes.

tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

text

The read-only option that holds the text displayed by the widget input element.

useMaskedValue

Specifies whether the value should contain mask characters or not.

validationError

Specifies information on the validation error when using a custom validation engine. Should be changed at runtime along with the isValid option.

validationMessageMode

Specifies how the message about the validation rules that are not satisfied by this editor's value is displayed.

value

Specifies a value the widget displays.

valueChangeEvent

Specifies DOM event names that update a widget's value.

visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Methods

This section describes the members used to manipulate the widget.

Name Description
beginUpdate()

Prevents the widget from refreshing until the endUpdate() method is called.

blur()

Removes focus from the input element.

defaultOptions(rule)

Specifies the device-dependent default configuration options for this component.

dispose()

Removes the widget from the DOM.

element()

Gets the root widget element.

endUpdate()

Refreshes the widget after a call of the beginUpdate() method.

focus()

Sets focus to the input element representing the widget.

getInstance(element)

Gets the instance of a widget found using its DOM node.

instance()

Gets the widget's instance. Use it to access other methods of the widget.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from a single event.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from a single event.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to an event.

on(events)

Subscribes to events.

option()

Gets all widget options.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of a single option.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Updates the value of a single option.

option(options)

Updates the values of several options.

registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler to be executed when a user presses a specific key.

repaint()

Repaints the widget. Call it if you made modifications that changed the widget's state to invalid.

reset()

Resets the value option to an empty string.

Events

This section describes events fired by this widget.

Name Description
change

Fires when a change within the widget's input element is committed by an end user.

contentReady

Raised when the widget's content is ready.

copy

Fires after the widget's input has been copied.

cut

Fires after the Cut DOM event has fired.

disposing

Raised when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

enterKey

Fires after the Enter key has been pressed within the widget's input element.

focusIn

Fires after the widget's input has been focused.

focusOut

Fires after the widget's input element has lost focus.

initialized

Raised only once, after the widget is initialized.

input

Fires when a value within the widget's input element is changed by an end user.

keyDown

Fires when a key is pressed down within the widget's input element.

keyPress

Fires when the keypress DOM event has been raised for the current input element.

keyUp

Fires when a key is released within the widget's input element.

optionChanged

Raised after a widget option is changed.

paste

Fires after the widget's input has been pasted.

valueChanged

Fires when the editor value changes.

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