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TEXTAREA

Guide Section: An EASAP GUI
EASAP Tree: USER INTERFACEFORM LIST or TABBED PANE LISTFORM or TABBED PANE


A TEXTAREA has two functions:

  • display messages on the user interface
  • accept user input text (similar to TEXTBOX).

TEXTAREA may provide context relevant instructions to a User limiting the need for EASAP documentation.

The example below gives technical information to a User about the other GUI input elements.

TEXTAREA
Optional Parameters:
Label:text to display above a TEXTAREA, object references allowed
Text:plain text or HTML to be displayed in TEXTAREA
Show if:logical expression, if TRUE then box shown, if FALSE then box NOT shown
Enable if:logical expression, if TRUE then box enabled, if FALSE then box NOT enabled
Type:set type of behavior (default→Display Only, Editable)
Width:width of TEXTAREA box in pixels
Height:height of TEXTAREA box in pixels
Style:a USER INTERFACE STYLE or object reference that controls the visual appearance of this object
Range Reference:select NAMED RANGE or existing RANGE REFERENCE object to link value to cell in an Excel spreadsheet
Input Style:a USER INTERFACE STYLE or object reference that controls the visual appearance of this objects input area
Delimiter:character to delimit object references, default→%
Expansion Separator:separator used between the values in the list when expanding it,default→<COMMA>)
Tool Tip:text to display as a tool tip
Rowspan:Span vertically across more than one cell in a parent LAYOUT PANEL or SUB PANE with Layout: GRID
Colspan:Span horizontally across more than one cell in a parent LAYOUT PANEL or SUB PANE with Layout: GRID