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How to add an editbox to a form

When you add a field to your form from a table or using the textbox control on the toolbar, the default controletype is textbox. In Servoy you can see this by looking at the property displayType, its default value is TEXT_FIELD


As mentioned before you can't add an editbox to a form directly as you can in VFP. You have to change the displayType:


  • Add a field to the form as a textbox
  • Change the displayType property to TEXT_AREA
  • Resize the control so that it can display several lines of text
  • Set the scrollbar properties (Scrollbars - Horizontal and Vertical; set horizontal to never and vertical to when needed)




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